I agree. I have watched my wife's family. Various siblings, nieces,
nephews and cousins have made choices which have led either to marriage and
children or out-of-wedlock children. The ones who chose marriage and then
children are way ahead economically of those who chose children without
marriage.Two things to fight poverty are: 1) strengthening the
concept of responsible procreation and 2) improving education which goes along
with the idea of being raised in a two-parent home. It may be that #2 is an
offshoot of #1 so then we just go back to #1: marriage is society's way of
promoting responsible procreation.
Yes, marriage helps fight poverty.So why not legalize that wonderful
institution for ALL couples?