In the Globe and Mail, Epoch Times and elsewhere, a new report co-authored by MLI senior fellow Philip Cross gained media attention this week with findings that a large "marriage gap" exists in Canada between the wealthy and lower income Canadians. The Epoch Times reports: "Researchers found that marriage is linked to income to 'an astonishing degree'. In 2011, the last year of data included in the study, 86 percent of the top quartile of income earners were married or in a common-law relationship. Only 12 percent in the bottom quartile said they were married or living common-law". According to Cross, and co-author sociologist Jon Mitchell, promoting marriage is in "society's best interest." Cross was also interviewed countrywide by CBC radio.
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