Monday, April 7, 2014

The M.Guy Tweet, Week of March 30, 2014

1. Work, School And Marriage: Americans At Age 27, National Public Radio
By a substantial margin, women are more likely than men to be married at age 27 and generally, people with more education are more likely to be married than those with less.

2. Marriage Healthy for the Heart? Study Tracks Millions in U.S., NBC News
A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem.

3. Don't Worry, America: Millennials Still Want To Marry, Forbes
The latest Monitoring the Future report found that 78% of female high school seniors and 70% of males say that having a good marriage and family life is “extremely important” to them—numbers that are virtually unchanged since the 1970s.

4. Can We Strengthen Marriages? Results of the Supporting Healthy Marriage Evaluation, Family Studies
And they reported a little less psychological abuse, substance abuse, and infidelity, each of which is a strong predictor of subsequent divorce. SHM couples reported more marital happiness, greater warmth and support, and more positive and less negative communication, as well.

5. Divorce: It’s Way Bigger Than We Thought, Family Studies
Worse, when you control for the change in the age of the population between 1980 and today—the population of married men and women is considerably older now—the divorce rate has actually risen 40%. 

6. What If Everything You Knew About Poverty Was Wrong?, Mother Jones
He says Edin's work has helped inform his effort in Maryland to pass legislation overhauling the welfare system to focus not just on women and children, but on couples and joint parenting.

7. Advice for a Happy Life by Charles Murray, The Wall Street Journal
Many merger marriages are happy, but a certain kind of symbiosis, where two people become more than the sum of the individuals, is perhaps more common in startups.

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