Patriarchy, Power & Pay


“To make families stronger, reduce family instability, enable young people to form marital or cohabiting unions, and eliminate child poverty, we must figure out how to share the bounty of the machines” (Ruggles, 2015).

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13524-015-0440-z

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New Evidence that the Divorce Rate has been going up the past 30 years


recent report by Sheela Kennedy and Steven Ruggles from the Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota, challenges the common reports that the divorce has been declining.  In this 2014 report Kennedy and Ruggles write that rather than going down, the divorce rate in the US has been steadily increasing for the past 30 years. This is a startling and important reexamination of recent trends in divorce.

See longer discussion at Huffington Post……