Strong Families, Prosperous States: Do Healthy Families Affect the Wealth of States?

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Wilcox, W. Bradford.
Price, Joseph
Lerman, Robert I.
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American Enterprise Institute.
Institute for Family Studies.
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Economics has its roots in the Greek word oikonomia, which means the “management of the household.” Yet economists across the ideological spectrum have paid little attention to the links between household family structure and the macroeconomic outcomes of nations, states, and societies. This is a major oversight because, as this report shows, shifts in marriage and family structure are important factors in states’ economic performance, including their economic growth, economic mobility, child poverty, and median family income. (Author abstract)

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