Being single is a luxury

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February 8, 2012
by Bryan Caplan  
Posted in Commentary

"I'm baffled by people who blame declining marriage rates on poverty. Why? Because being single is more expensive than being married. Picture two singles living separately. If they marry, they sharply cut their total housing costs. They cut the total cost of furniture, appliances, fuel, and health insurance. Even groceries get cheaper: think CostCo. These savings are especially blatant when your income is low." (02/08/12)  

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