Tag: marriage trends

Trends in the US Marriage Market

March 24, 2016
Trends in the US Marriage Market

Contrary to some erroneous impressions, recent research using longitudinal data from almost 10,000 subjects has revealed some interesting patterns with regard to marriage. Specifically, who goes for it. It turns out that the most attractive males and females marry at the highest rates. In addition, increasing female wages offer women the opportunity to delay marriage while holding […]

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The Sweet Spot for Tying The Knot

April 9, 2013
The Sweet Spot for Tying The Knot

Susan Patton’s recent warning to Princeton women proved controversial among political types and journalists, but I couldn’t find a single young woman who felt strongly either way. They certainly aren’t going to take advice from a woman in her mid-50s (bwahaha!) about how to date in college. As someone who is pro-relationship, I would never […]

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The Contrary (and Lofty) Expectations of Generation Y

April 20, 2012
The Contrary (and Lofty) Expectations of Generation Y

Note to Readers, I’m going to be very busy with a consulting gig over the next week or two, so I’ll be taking a short break from HUS. I may pop in but this will be my last post until after May 1. Enjoy the beautiful spring weather, see you then. xoxo Susan Pew Research […]

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Millennials and Marriage

February 17, 2012
Millennials and Marriage

This is the second of a two-part article on the political and economic forces surrounding marriage trends. Part One may be found here. Earlier this week, Stephanie Coontz, an author and professor specializing in family and marriage, wrote The M.R.S. and the Ph.D. in the New York Times. The purpose of her article was to discredit claims […]

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The Grim Beeper

December 15, 2011
The Grim Beeper

Today’s post is a Trifecta of Doom. I. Marriage continues its steep decline. Today’s Economix blog at the New York Times covers the latest study on marriage from the Pew Research center in Older to Wed, If They Marry at All. Using the 2010 census, researchers found that the average age at marriage has risen again, to 26.5 […]

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