Press release from Wisconsin Family Council:
STATEWIDE PRO-FAMILY GROUP RELEASES NEW PUBLICATION
Wisconsin’s Cultural Indicators, 2014 Edition shows well-being of state closely tied to well-being of marriage and family
Madison, WI—Today Wisconsin Family Council (WFC) announced the release of Wisconsin’s Cultural Indicators, 2014 Edition. WFC will formally introduce the Cultural Indicators at noon today at The Machine Shed Restaurant in Appleton, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin’s Cultural Indicators, 2014 Edition, is a premier publication unique to Wisconsin Family Council in the state. It provides an overview of important indicators that impact Wisconsin and the state’s best resource: traditional families.
“We are pleased to provide this important resource for lawmakers, educators, pastors and ministry leaders, community leaders and concerned citizens in Wisconsin,” said Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Council. “Wisconsin’s Cultural Indicators shows long-term trends affecting the social and economic health of Wisconsin’s families and children. When our families are strong, our state is strong. And the converse is certainly true, as well.”
The seventy-page publication includes data and trends for indicators such as “Family Structure and Income,” “Childbearing and Poverty,” “Births to Teenagers Age 15-19,” “Expenditures for Public Education (K-12),” “Underage Drinking Among High School Students,” and “Juvenile Arrests,” as well as a “Government Entitlement Analysis.”
“Over and over again, the data and trends clearly indicate that married, husband-wife families, on average, are in everyone’s best interest. They bolster the state’s economy and provide the best place for children to grow up to become healthy, well-adjusted, contributing workers and citizens.” said Appling. “This publication is designed to help decision makers and leaders craft policy and programs that strengthen marriage and families and in doing so strengthen our communities and state.”
Wisconsin’s Cultural Indicators, 2014 Edition Executive Summary and Table of Contents is available online.
Wisconsin Family Council is a statewide, not-for-profit organization advancing Judeo-Christian principles and values in Wisconsin by strengthening, preserving and promoting marriage, family, life and liberty.