Poor men are much less likely to get married than wealthy men. And even if they do get married, the poor are much more likely to get divorced, according to the 2012 Census Bureau report.
“To put it simply, the less a guy earns nowadays, the less likely they are to have ever been hitched.”, according to a report on the trend in The Atlantic. This is negatively affecting the economy and individual’s quality of life, as “getting married and staying married is one of the surest ways of securing a middle class life. By choosing not to wed in the first place, the poor are abandoning that chance at stability.”