Category Archives: National Marriage Project

Blind spot

Note:  I greatly appreciate the work the National Marriage Project is doing, especially in putting out easy to read and meaningful data in their State Of Our Unions reports.  In addition, their director W. Bradford Wilcox strikes me as a very … Continue reading

Posted in Child Support, Denial, Fatherhood, Illegitimacy, National Marriage Project, New Morality, Replacing Marriage, Turning a blind eye, W. Bradford Wilcox | 107 Comments

Why aren’t men responding to economic signals?

I think the greatest, most astonishing fact that I am aware of in social science right now is that women have been able to hear the labor market screaming out ‘You need more education’ and have been able to respond … Continue reading

Posted in Child Custody, Economics, Fatherhood, Feminists, National Marriage Project, New York Times, Patriarchal Dividend, Replacing Marriage, Ross Douthat, Slate, W. Bradford Wilcox | 799 Comments

Latest Divorce Rate Chart from 2012 State of Our Unions

Back in July of 2012 I pointed out that the conventional wisdom on the trend in US divorce rates appeared to be changing.  The reason is the official data set gathered by the National Center for Health Statistics has been … Continue reading

Posted in Data, Divorce, National Marriage Project, NCFMR | 104 Comments

Conventional wisdom on the trend in US divorce rates may be about to change.

When it comes to divorce rates in the US conventional wisdom is that it peaked around 1980 and has been declining ever since.  However, there is new data which suggests that the rate of divorce in the US has remained … Continue reading

Posted in Data, Divorce, National Marriage Project, NCFMR, Scientific Paper, W. Bradford Wilcox | 69 Comments