Dating in 1970

In fact, without cohabitation, divorce may be even more likely, as living together allows couples to "test" their relationship before heading to the altar.Stevenson and Wolfers encounter another interesting factor when they consider the effect of fertility control on marriage.

They cite research reporting that college-educated women who use the pill have a higher age at first marriage, lower divorce rates, and lower marriage rates.12944) in which authors Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers find that it's time to reassess our views of "the American family" given the relatively new and still evolving conditions that now determine whether people marry, stay single, or break-up.These forces include the aforementioned rise of the birth control pill; higher incomes for women and greater access to education; and new household labor-saving technologies that make it more likely a marriage today will involve people with "similar incomes and interests" as opposed to individuals with clearly defined and distinctly different domestic and wage earning roles.Looking to the future, Stevenson and Wolfers wonder what new forces will emerge to shape marriage and divorce decisions.They point to the dramatic rise in the use of Internet dating services as perhaps the next big factor on the horizon.

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