Marriage rates are in decline. Lou looks at how economics and cultural trends have led fewer and fewer people to say, “I do” – and why that’s not a bad thing. SOURCES & FURTHER READING Pew “Record Share of Americans Have Never Been Married” http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/09/24/record-share-of-americans-have-never-married/ Pew Facts About Love & Marriage https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/27-countries-sex-marriage-officially-legal/story?id=56041136 Pew Social Trends Parenting in America http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/09/24/record-share-of-americans-have-never-married/ Wilcox & Wang on the “Marriage Divide” https://ifstudies.org/blog/the-marriage-divide-how-and-why-working-class-families-are-more-fragile-today Wilcox on the role of culture in marriage rates https://ifstudies.org/blog/the-role-of-culture-in-declining-marriage-rates Autor’s study on manufacturing labor market and the decline in marriage https://gps.ucsd.edu/_files/faculty/hanson/hanson_research_WhenWorkDisappears.pdf Coontz on unmarried Americans https://www.cnn.com/2017/09/21/opinions/how-unmarried-americans-are-changing-the-game-coontz/index.html Countries with legalized gay marriage https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/27-countries-sex-marriage-officially-legal/story?id=56041136...
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