Monday, November 4, 2013

The M.Guy Tweet, Week of October 27, 2013

1. Gallup: Marriage Could Be Great Economic Stimulus, US News & World Report
[M]arried Americans spend, on average, $102 a day. That's slightly more than the $98 spent by people in domestic partnerships and far higher than the $74 spent by divorced Americans, $67 by those who are single and never married, and $62 by widows and widowers.

2. Broken Homes, Broken Boys, Los Angeles Times
It just may be that boys growing up where fathers — and men more generally — appear superfluous confront an existential problem: Where do I fit in? Who needs me, anyway?

3. 'Deseret News Sunday Edition' Looks At Marriage-Strengthening Programs. . ., Deseret News
Watch Segment 1: The Forever Initiative

4. 5 Reasons Why People Are Getting Married Later And Later In Life, Business Insider
Far more people are living together.   
People also live alone more and for longer periods.
There are fewer "shotgun" marriages. 
More people go to college. 
People have smaller families. 

5. Marriage As A 'Luxury Good': The Class Divide In Who Gets Married And Divorced, NBC News
“We’re setting a higher bar for marriage today,” Wilcox said. “That bar is not easily met for working class and poor women and men.”

6. Divorce Is Good And Other Myths: Column, USA Today
To overcome problems, both partners must want to stay married; the hitch is that our non-judgmental culture greases their paths out the door instead of encouraging deep introspection.

7. Get Together For The Kids, VOX: Research-Based Policy Analysis and Commentary from Leading Economists (EU)
Marriage is the commitment mechanism that supports high levels of investment in children and is hence more valuable for parents adopting a high-investment strategy for their children.

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