marriage bonus

marriage bonus

A popular term for health and longevity benefits linked to being married, attributed to better diet, fewer bad habits, lower risk-taking, improved medical care and companionship in married individuals.

marriage bonus

Psychology A popular term for health and longevity benefits linked to being married; the 'bonus' is attributed to better diet, ↓ bad habits, ↓ risk-taking, improved medical care, and companionship in married persons. See Companionship, Extended family, Most significant other, Nuclear family. Cf Social isolation.
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Moreover, joint filing causes three significant departures from marriage and couples neutrality: the singles penalty, the marriage penalty, and the marriage bonus.
Cameron's priority is axing tax on share deals and a pounds 20 marriage bonus, both mainly benefiting the better-off.
There is still a marriage bonus when one spouse is the sole income provider.
The argument says that married couples in which one spouse earns much more than the other actually get a marriage bonus, because the low income brings down the overall tax bracket for the couple.
However, this separate tax schedule created a Marriage Bonus for married persons in states with separate property laws.
A number of states, he notes approvingly, now offer small financial advantages to welfare recipients who marry, with West Virginia handing out a $100-a-month marriage bonus.
One-earner couples or those in which one spouse earns much more than the other tend to have a marriage bonus.
splashed it) wedding was a nice end-of-week earner for some lucky carol@mirror players, including this season's first Marriage Bonus.

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