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Is marriage dying?

I have read so many articles, journals and books on the disappearance of marriage from our culture. It is a fact that more an more couples are choosing cohabitation over marriage. 358 more words

The unworkable bachelor tax.

One of the ideas often put forward when discussing declining marriage rates is that our elites are likely to enact a Roman Empire style bachelor tax.   1,202 more words

Feminists

Policy, politics, and promoting education versus marriage

Here are three ideas I disagree with:

1. Most people aren’t smart enough to make going to college worth it.

Maybe the best-known purveyor of this idea is… 836 more words

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Repeated misinterpretation is not causation

The other day I criticized Brad Wilcox and Bob Lerman for claiming that increasing marriage would reduce inequality. In that post I passed up the chance to reinforce a lesson about misleading claims regarding selection and unobserved factors by members of the right-wing family social science community. 799 more words

Marriage

Turns out marriage and income inequality go pretty well together

Diatribe first, then critique.

Brad Wilcox and Bob Lerman have a new report arguing, among other things:

Had marriage rates not declined substantially among parents, many more families would have attained middle-class incomes, and the inequality across families would have increased at a slower rate.

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My rejection of the National Marriage Project's "Before 'I Do'"

All day today, “The Decisive Marriage” has topped the New York Times most-emailed list. The piece is a Well Blog post, written by Tara Parker-Pope, which reports on a… 1,649 more words

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Have a big wedding? You're more likely to be in a happy marriage

Couples that tie the knot with a big wedding have a better chance of finding marital bliss down the road, according to a new report… 230 more words