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.

Six Handy Facts About Marriage and Divorce Rates

It’s been called a “covidivorce.” After lockdowns ended, China reported that divorce applications were swamping officials in two provinces, Sichuan and Shanxi. Therapists explain that the new togetherness is,  “…like putting all our issues into a frying pan and really…

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.

Throwback Thursday: Remembering the Traditional First Date

Only several decades ago, the dating norms that said who paid for a meal were much clearer than they are today because of women’s new economic role.

What We Do With Our Time

To see what how much we work and sleep and play, and what the GDP does not tell us, we can use the American Time Use Survey.

What Happens When a Man Earns Less Than His Mate?

By earning more in labor markets, women affect marriage markets because they violate traditional gender identity norms if they earn more than a mate.