The Mystery of America’s Marriage Crisis

Only 26% of poor adults between 18 and 55; and 39% of working-class adults in the same age group, were married according to data compiled by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Opportunity America. That marks a dramatic cultural shift, because as recently as 1990; 51% of poor adults and 57% of working-class adults were married, New York Times Upshot Writer Claire Cain Miller noted.

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