Apparently the recession is good for the marriage. Fewer people can afford to go out, so they have more time to spend with their loved ones and aren’t out gallavanting. Fewer people can afford divorces, and since they can’t afford to go out, they spend more time together, and learn to enjoy it (again). So since fewer people are cheating on one another, and spending more time with their significant other, we should find an increase in the number of children during and following the recession, which is great for the economy.
I learned this from some dude on the radio today, and thought it was interesting.