American Marriage Inequality on the Rise

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Contemporary marriage habits are beginning to codify inequality as more wealthy and educated people are getting married, both working, and raising children who then go on to replicate the same behavior. A married couple with two working spouses has a much higher family income compared to one spouse working, or single parents working. Since second-wave feminism took off beginning in the 1960’s, families with men and women working have gained significantly on single-supporter families, and have suppressed wages for other family-work models.

–from The Atlantic 

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