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View Resource The Sound of Wedding Bells May Make the Taxman Smile

This article from SaveWealth explores the "marriage penalty," which raises the taxes up to 40 percent for all married couples in the United States. An explanation of the penalty is provided along with easy-to-use charts, as well as tips on how to avoid the extra taxes.

http://www.savewealth.com/news/9905/marriagepenalty.html
View Resource Marriage, Poverty, and Public Policy

According to recent census statistics, the poverty level for families headed by single moms is 33%, while the poverty level for two parent families with children is only 6%. For this reason, many people feel the solution to poverty reduction is merely to marry off single moms. However, according to the report "Marriage, Poverty, and Public Policy," the solution to lessening this percentage gap is...

https://prospect.org/article/marriage-poverty-public-policy/