Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Bradford Wilcox has written a review on June Carbone and Naomi Cahn’s book entitled, Marriage Markets. Provided below is an introduction to the review:
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."
Special thanks to Naomi Cahn (Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, George Washington University School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.