4 essential reasons marriage might be becoming obsolete

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Date: October 21st, 2017

Category: Nutty News

marThere’s no doubt: Fewer people are making a commitment to marriage.

Barely “more than half of adults in the U.S. say they’re living with a spouse,” writes Jay Zagorsky, an economist at The Ohio State University.

“It is the lowest share on record, and down from 70 percent in 1967.”

What’s behind the trend?

“Some blame widening U.S. income and wealth inequality,” Zagorsky writes.

“Others point the finger at the fall in religious adherence or cite the increase in education and income of women, making women choosier about whom to marry.

Still others focus on rising student debt and rising housing costs, forcing people to put off marriage.

Finally some believe marriage is simply an old, outdated tradition that is no longer necessary.”

However, Zagorsky writes, none of these factors alone can explain the trend…  More

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