Is Marriage a Poverty-Buster?

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Is Marriage a Poverty-Buster?
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The Huffington Post

There’s a popular misconception that having gumption is all that is needed to move into a higher income bracket. Marriage has received a lot of attention as a key path to making it out of poverty.  This Huffington Post piece points to research that shows why the heart of the matter is the mathematics of the new economy… “It turns out that one plus one does not always add up to two stable incomes. Particularly for those with precarious incomes the decision to get hitched includes a special calculation that adds in an assessment of economic instability and liability…It seems the poor and the rich share a crush on stability.”