Stuck in the Single Life? Class Could Be a Factor
Posted on Jan 24, 2007
Read around the cliches about single women and cats etc. and find in this NYT story an interesting window into how shifting social values and socioeconomic stratification contribute to a marriage “happiness gap” for many Americans without college educations.
The news that 51 percent of all women live without a spouse might be enough to make you invest in cat futures.
But consider, too, the flip side: about half of all men find themselves in the same situation. As the number of people marrying has dropped off in the last 45 years, the marriage rate has declined equally for men and for women.