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Offline Curtis Metcalf

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The Marriage Gap
« on: June 01, 2007, 01:01:51 pm »
The Marriage Gap

Fifty years ago, marriage and divorce rates in America were roughly equal among all classes and races. Not anymore. Not even close. When headlines this month announced divorce rates were down to their lowest point in decades that was true, sort of.

They're down for the college-educated and affluent. Up for the poor. And marriage itself is becoming the custom of the well-placed in society, a kind of luxury item.

We are now a country where a huge portion of the affluent marry, and a huge portion of the poor do not.

This hour On Point: the marriage gap, and what it means for the future of families.
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