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Unequal marriage markets for Black and White women

We count this as evidence on the side of “structure” over “culture” in the debates over the decline in marriage. Continue reading


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Family sociology supplements for Fall 2018

Breaking down the year’s best blog posts for use in teaching this fall. Continue reading

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The failure of the success sequence

Generations of applying the “three somethings” formula to a basic idea: the problem with poor people is that they’re doing life wrong. Continue reading


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Who are you gonna marry? That one big assumption marriage promotion gets totally wrong

Economically, the next marriage they (say they will) get from “marriage promotion” won’t be as good as the average real marriage. Continue reading


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Lifetime chance of marrying for Black and White women

The lifetime gap in marriage rates is smaller than I thought, based on these first-ever projections. Continue reading


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Who’s your marriage market?

Richard Florida and the CityLab crew have produced some maps showing the relative size of the single male and female populations in metro areas across the country. They run the maps by age group — here’s the one for all single … Continue reading


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Educational endogamy (a good Princeton word), ca. 2011

Break them down by education and sex, and look at the education of the people they married. Continue reading


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Debate debate on single mothers and crime

A debate over the role of single-mother families and crime. Continue reading


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Photo by Scott Matthews. “…a respected quantitative sociologist.” —The New York Times Me in the news, latest first. Intelligencer, July 8, 2020: COVID Has Sent Millions of Adult Zoomers Back Home The number of American adults under 30 living with … Continue reading

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Single parents, crime and incarceration

It looks more like incarceration causes single-parent families than single-parent families cause crime. Continue reading


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