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Cheap Sex Is the ‘Inconvenient Truth’ that Explains the Retreat from Marriage


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Young adults can now avoid marriage without paying a sexual penalty, and they are doing so in droves.

Mark Regnerus

November 9, 2017


NYU Sociologist Paula England is right. The retreat from marriage in America began in the late 1960s, took off in the 1970s, and continues to the present day (see the figure below). It concerns jobs — good ones — and their scarcity, especially for the less-educated men and women who have experienced the biggest declines in marriage.






This is a long article good read chock full of facts figures. Allow me to sum it up with 2 points


1. There is an old saying from my youthful days, "Why Buy The Cow, If You're Getting the Milk For Free."





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