Study: Couples On Welfare More Likely To Divorce

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Welfare Couples DivorceResearchers at the University of Missouri recently released a study that claims couples receiving government assistance are more prone to divorce.

According to the study among couples in the same income bracket, those receiving government assistance experience lower rates of positive bonding, commitment to their spouses and overall satisfaction in their marriages.

Dr. Schramm, a relationship and marriage education expert, surveyed 295 couples, 64 of whom were receiving some form of government assistance. He found that couples earning $20,000 or less–and receiving some form of government assistance above and beyond that–reported significantly lower rates of marital satisfaction than those earning the same amount but receiving no state support.

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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