Tag: Stephanie Coontz

The Unspun Truth About Marriage in the U.S.

June 25, 2013
The Unspun Truth About Marriage in the U.S.

It’s very difficult to get accurate information about marriage trends in America today. Or at least to get it free of political spin. In one camp we have feminists exhorting women to prioritize career and delay marriage well into their 30s. They want you to Lean In and preferably skip the babymaking altogether. They’re invested […]

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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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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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