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Cohen: Marriage is "rarer and more stable"

Cohen notes achievement of status as an element of contemporary marriage trends

Writing in The Christian Post, Leonardo Blair explores studies that suggest that men become interested in marriage during their 40s and that women, at that age, are less interested than they were in their 20s. The article cites several studies from various sources. Blair quoted "an earilier report" by Faculty Associate Philip Cohen: "Today, marriage is becoming more of an 'achievement of status' for those who choose it. Marriage has become more selective, and more stable, even as attitudes toward divorce are becoming more permissive, and cohabitation has grown less stable. The U.S. is progressing toward a system in which marriage is rarer, and more stable, than it was in the past, representing an increasingly central component of the structure of social inequality."

"Men more likely to get married after 45, but that's when women start losing interest: study", Leonardo Blair, The Christian Post, December 12, 2023