Welfare, Tax Rules Keep Working-Class Americans from Marrying, Experts Say

Instead, Wilcox and co-panelists noted, thresholds for eligibility for certain welfare programs and tax credits only let couples access them if they keep their incomes separate, discouraging marriage. That, research further shows, perpetuates a now-yawning “marriage gap” between rich and poor, in turn perpetuating the cycle of poverty.

Source: Welfare, Tax Rules Keep Working-Class Americans from Marrying, Experts Say

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