Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Review of Carbone & Cahn's "Marriage Markets"

From the Wall Street Journal,

Forget the gender gap. The fundamental divide in the United States today runs along the lines of class and marriage. College-educated Americans and their children reap the benefits of comparatively stable, happy marriages, while less-educated Americans—especially the poor and the working-class—are more likely to struggle with family lives marked by discord and marital instability. This two-tiered story, articulated powerfully by Charles Murray in his recent book, "Coming Apart," is also the one told by June Carbone and Naomi Cahn in "Marriage Markets: How Inequality Is Remaking the American Family.

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