From personal care aides to lawyers for women, from cooks to engineers for men: Divorce rates by occupation and gender.
A short paper on the decline of all things marriage in the U.S.
A higher status marriage system is a smaller, slower, and more stable marriage system.
Review: Divorce, American Style: Fighting for Women’s Economic Citizenship in the Neoliberal Era
Suzanne Kahn offers a fascinating, thorough, and highly readable study of divorce in the history of 20th Century U.S. feminism.
Science says: Get married at age Whatever You Want (and these are the odds of divorce)
Divorce odds are lowest for women who marry later, and for people who've been married a long time.
The pandemic and the family, demography edition (video)
In September 2020 versus September 2019, births were 6.1% lower in Florida and 9.6% lower in California. If this has nothing to do with the pandemic that's even more shocking.
The arriving divorce decline
A 3 percent drop in the refined divorce rate for 2018.
The Coming Divorce Decline, Socius edition
"The Coming Divorce Decline, " which I first posted a year ago, has now been published by the journal Socius. Three thousand people have downloaded it from SocArXiv, I presented it at the Population Association, and it's been widely reported (media reports), but now it's also "peer reviewed." Since Socius is open access, I posted their…
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Divorce fell in one Florida county (and 31 others), and you will totally believe what happened next
You can really do a lot with the common public misperception that divorce is always going up.
Let’s raise the legal age of marriage in Maryland
UPDATE: Maryland raised the minimum marriage age to 17 (which requires permission from a parent/guardian or the court), or 18 otherwise. The law took effect in October 2022. Today I sent the following letter to the Maryland House Judiciary Committee, which is scheduled to hold a hearing on these bills tomorrow. Under current law in…
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How about using half the Bezos fortune to stop US child poverty for one year?
There is a serious fairness issue here, but it doesn't have to do with whether MacKenzie ends up with $1 billion or $68 billion.