Rachel Sheffield of The Daily Signal has the report:
According to a recently released study from the American Enterprise Institute, 82 percent of lower-middle-class families with young children face “marriage penalties” in the welfare system.
Couples who marry would lose all or some of their welfare benefits because their combined income is often greater than each of their independent incomes.
The study found that couples with young children are less likely to marry if they face a significant marriage penalty. Furthermore, nearly a third of Americans between the ages of 18 and 60 reported that they personally know someone who has chosen not to marry because of the marriage penalty.