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“With divorces lingering at nearly 50%, and each divorce generating a social services burden conservatively estimated at $30,000 per divorce, marital outcomes are critical to the overall stability of American society. Marital outcomes impact the couple, their children, their community, and the culture we live in,” ssays David G. Schramm in his research of 2006 (Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Vol. 27(1) 133-146). The social services impact of divorce includes increased government expenditures for program such as:

  • Food stamps
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Children’s Health Insurance
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Court costs
  • WIC
  • Subsidized day care and housing assistance

All of these taxpayer-supported social services come to a total national bill of “roughly $33.3 billion annually.”


WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!  In your opinion, what measures should be taken to improve the well-being of families as a preventive approach, rather than a reparative one?

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