We exist to promote life-long, healthy marriages through collaboration,education, and resources to restorehope and transform our community! www.marriageworksmd.org Norma G. Tilton, President
According to study…a National Health Statistics Report (3/22/2012)…(http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr049.pdf) The likelihood that a marriage will last over 20 years doubles for a woman who marries with a college degree (78%) compared to a woman who marries without a high school diploma (39%). Married persons generally have better mental and physical health outcomes compared to unmarried persons. Married persons also live longer, are more likely to be covered by health insurance, and have a lower prevalence of cardiovascular disease than unmarried persons.
CDC report: Marriage and Cohabitation in the United States – Vital and Health Statistics – Series 23, #28 – February, 2010. Children born to unmarried mothers are at greater risk than children born to married mothers for poverty, teen childbearing, poor school achievement, and marital disruption in adulthood. Even though it is statistically a significant risk for children, for their healthy development, nearly two-thirds (2/3rds) will live in cohabitating households by the time they are 16. Cohabiters also report lower levels of relationship quality and household incomes than married couples. Studies have found that persons who cohabit prior to marriage are more likely to have their marriages dissolve than those who did not cohabit premarital.
Marriage is on the decline in Maryland, where marriage has fallen from 46,300 in 1990 to 32,400 in 2009, while the state’s population increased by one million. That’s a 35% drop in marriage. The number of divorces has fallen Marriage Divorce only slightly from 16,100 in 1990 to 15,200 in 2009.
Maryland’s percentage of unwed births rose from 29.6% in 1990 to 41% in 2008. There were 32,000 babies born out of wedlock in 2008. According to the study by the Heritage Foundation, children from fatherless homes are: 5 times more likely to commit suicide than those from intact homes with married parents 7 times more apt to become teenage mothers or to drop out of school 15 times more apt to end up in prison as a teenager 33 times more likely to be seriously abused 73 times more likely to be killed
The myth of the 50% divorce rate The myth that divorce is better for children The myth of the benefits of living together first The myth that it is OK to never marry as parents The myth of no-faultcoalition to debunk, refute, We are determined as a divorce and do all we can to get the truth to the public.
Workplace effects of divorce…by Cathy Meyer, About.com (http://divorcesupport.about.com/od/copingduringdivorce/a/The- Impact-Of-Divorce-In-The-Workplace.htm) It is well documented that divorce reduces worker productivity. If one were to do a cost benefit analysis of the effects of divorce in the workplace, one would find that the financial costs to the organization can be enormous. Cont. Next Page
Research Indicates that: The average cost of divorcing employees to an organization is $83,171 per year (based on 10 employees divorcing per year with costs related to reduced productivity @ $19 per hour). Child custody issues can create significant cost for employers, which include administration of health care, absenteeism, time off for court dates and shortened work hours for the divorcing. It can take up to five (5) years for employee productivity to rebound after divorce. Workers in domestic disputes become unavailable for travel or extended hours
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