Furthermore, when one seeks to discover what the contribution is from marriage to the general tax pool the data show that married couples contribute a staggering 40% more than two single individuals identical in all ways to the married couple even while they benefit from the tax deduction received for being married. More data and analysis on this subject will be released by the Marriage and Religion Research Institute in the coming months.
This doesn’t even begin to look at myriad other impact such as the economic impacts of divorce or the marriage premium effect on male income. But is only a small glimpse of the widespread influence of marriage on the five basic institutions of society. To read the entire presentation or to get a copy of the PowerPoint used during the presentation, please visit https://marri.us/un-holysee