America’s Two-Tiered Marriage Reality

For many Americans, marriage remains one of our most rewarding cultural institutions, with enormous tangible pay-offs in terms of health, wealth, and happiness. Yet, over the past 50 years, marriage has declined precipitously for nonwhite, less educated, and less affluent Americans. Why is this happening? What are the implications? Does it make sense for society to strive to reverse this decline proactively? We'll examine these and related questions.

In 1920, the marriage rate in the United States stood at .....

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