This is what I found on FreeBeacon:
A startling number of young women are unable to find a spouse, and new research from a group of economists suggests their would-be partners are just not up to snuff.
The new paper—the work of economists from Cornell, Brigham Young University, and Southern Utah University—explores why today’s young women are marrying later or not at all, linking the trend to a series of changes in American society: mass incarceration, economic inequality, and women’s arrival on the college campus.
The article goes on to state the following:
Today’s young adults are opting to both marry later and less often than their parents and grandparents did. The share of women aged 25 to 45 who are married has declined more or less continuously since about 1970, dropping from more than 80 percent to about 50 percent in half a century.
The authors collected data from the American Community Survey, an annual survey conducted by the Census Bureau that collects demographic information including marital status. They divided up respondents by sex and marital status, as well as by race, income, and educational attainment, and linked each unmarried woman in their sample to a group of demographically similar married women. They then used information on the husbands of the married women in each group to create a hypothetical “synthetic husband” for the associated unmarried woman. The researchers compared the “synthetic husbands” to the actual pool of unmarried men, and found enormous disparities between the actual bachelor class and the hypothetical spouses likeliest to match with America’s unmarried women.
— Charles Fain Lehman (@CharlesFLehman) September 10, 2019
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