Marriage on the Decline: Bad Economy Turns More and More People Off of Matrimony
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In other words, marriage is yet another dividing line between the haves, who still adhere to the conventional sequence of love-marriage-baby , and the have-nots, who find the traditional path to family formation – like many middle-class aspirations – further out of reach.
Amy DePaul is a writer and college instructor who lives in Irvine, Calif. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post and many other newspapers.