The closer we look at online dating markets, the more we see differences in the firms, the users, and the attitudes.
The Hidden Impact of the Washing Machine
Much more than a source of clean clothing, the washing machine is an example of household technology that impacts women and the economy.
Why We Have a Chores Gap
Especially evident during pandemic lockdowns, at home we have a chores gap that determines who does the housework.
COVID’s Divorce Rate Surprises
I suspect that you (as did I) will find the newest numbers on the divorce rate rather surprising. Six Facts: Covid Divorce Rates 1. Pre-Pandemic for the U.S. Before the pandemic began, divorce rates had been trending downward: 2.…
How Dating Markets Have Changed
As they replace the traditional ways that couples meet each other, onlne dating markets are reducing the role of friends and family.
A Labor Day Look at Our Time Squeeze
On this Labor Day, we can explain the “middle-class time squeeze” by looking at how time/money tradeoffs changed a family’s division of labor.
Why Daylight Saving Time is Good For Us
With Daylight Saving Time (DST) having just begun, we might find that shifting sunlight from the morning to the evening has made us safer.
Where Have All of the Husbands (and Wives) Gone?
If you are an Elvis minister in Las Vegas, you have a problem. Nevada’s marriage rate is way down and so too is the wedding business. The bigger story though, is about shifting marriage markets. The Decline of Marriage As…
How Low-Skilled Immigrants Support Highly Skilled Women
In additional to debating the impact of immigration on less educated men, we should look at how highly skilled women are affected.
Manufacturing, Men, and Marriage Markets
Hit by trade shock from China, U.S. communities that experience factory layoffs and closings will also see an impact on marriage rates.