1. Daylight-Saving Time Is Bad for Your Relationships, Wall Street Journal
After a bad night’s sleep, studies show, we act more selfishly, become
more volatile and impulsive and have a harder time dialing back our
2. Are LARCs the Solution to Nonmarital Childbearing?, Family Studies
In short, there is more to separating sex from children than preventing
children—even when, like Sawhill, policy experts are seeking to prevent
children as a humanitarian goal.
3. The State of Marriage in America Today, in 6 Charts and Maps, The Washington Post
The median age of first marriage today — 29 for men and 27 for women — is higher than it has been in more than a century.
4. A Report on the Instability and Economic Challenges of Black Families is Still Debated 50 Years Later, Deseret News
Wilcox said that Moynihan's agenda was quite progressive for its time
and stressed not only bolstering family structure, but also
strengthening employment opportunities for African-Americans, especially
5. The Terrible Loneliness of Growing Up Poor in Robert Putnam’s America, The Washington Post
Putnam doesn’t dispute that we need to fix families to fix poverty. But
he pairs that with the economic argument more often advanced on the
left: that declining real wages and the disappearance of blue-collar
jobs have undermined families.
You Won't Believe How Much an Average Wedding in America Now Costs, Fortune
The price of weddings has jumped to a new all-time high, reaching an average $31,213 in 2014, new research says.
7. Getting Married Before Having Children ‘Boosts Chances of Staying Together’ – Study, The Telegraph
“The message of this research is clear. For any couple thinking of
having children, their best chance of staying together in the long run
is by getting married first.”
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