The flip-side of all those tax-breaks for married couples
Jess McCabe // 21 January 2008
Regular readers will realise I am no fan of the Tories’ plan to give tax credits to married (straight) couples, as a sort of superglue to fix the breakdown of society into the proverbial shattered vase of single parents and hoodies.
But according to a survey by a law firm, a massive 59% of married women said they would leave their husbands if “financial stability was not a problem” and 51% of married men described their situation as “loveless”.
It strikes me that this is even more evidence that it is just not a good idea to try and use economic sanctions to keep people in a married state.
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