Report: Single parents, divorce cost $112B

The high rate of divorce and unwed parenthood is costing U.S. taxpayers a minimum of $112 billion annually, a study in these areas indicated Tuesday.

“This study documents for the first time, that divorce and unwed childbearing … are also costing taxpayers a ton of money,” David Blankenhorn, president of the Institute for American Values, said in a news release.

Four policy and research groups – Institute for American Values, Georgia Family Council, Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, and Families Northwest – collaborated on “The Taxpayer Costs of Divorce and Unwed Childbearing: First-Ever Estimates for the Nation and all 50 States,” presented at the National Press Club.

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