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08.10.2012, 3:06 PM

Marriage Media
Week of July 30, 2011
Courtesy of Bill Coffin

1. Divorcé’s Guide to Marriage, Wall Street Journal

Research shows that most divorced people identify the same top five regrets—behaviors they believe contributed to their marriage’s demise and that they resolve to change next time.

2. Your Divorced Friends May Give the Best Marriage Advice, NBCNews

“Husbands who reported that their wives noticed them and made them feel special were very happy,” says Orbuch. In fact they were so happy, that couple was about two times less likely to get divorced.

3. Cohabiting Women Having More Babies, USA Today

The number of births overall to cohabiting women increased from 14% of all births in 2002 to 23% in 2006-10, according to the first federal report on intended and unintended births since 1990.

4. Is Your Parents’ Divorce Affecting Your Relationship?, Psychology Today

Johns Hopkins University sociologist Andre J. Cherlin said that Wallerstein’s research showed a divorce ”sleeper effect.”

5. Executive Summary and Full Report Released – Counting Couples, Counting Families, National Center for Family and Marriage Research

The materials are a culmination of the third Counting Couples conference in 2011 and two previous national conferences in 2001 and 2003 detailing comprehensive recommendations to facilitate standardization of family measurement across surveys.

6. The Family Factor in Health Care, The Philadelphia Inquirer

That’s because the explosive growth of the health-care sector has more to do with social and demographic realities than a lack of free-market principles in health-care delivery and financing. . . Indeed, family breakdown all across America is the unacknowledged force fast tracking health-care expenditures.

7. “Planet of Snail”: An Unforgettable Love Story, SALON

[T]he really important thing about being alive is how you relate to other people and the world around you, rather than how many tasks you complete or how quickly.

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One Response to “The M.Guy Tweet”

  1. That’s because the explosive growth of the health-care sector has more to do with social and demographic realities than a lack of free-market principles in health-care delivery and financing. . . Indeed, family breakdown all across America is the unacknowledged force fast tracking health-care expenditures.

    I think this may be one of the worst articles about health care I’ve ever read.

    The author doesn’t seem to understand that correlation doesn’t prove causation.

    Nor does he explain how, if single motherhood is the single driving cause of high medical costs, virtually every wealthy nation in the world has lower per capita health care costs than the US (and usually hugely lower), even though many of those countries don’t have lower rates of single motherhood. Unless he addresses that convincingly, he really has no case at all.

    There are scholars who have put a great deal of work into studying why Americans pay so much more for health care than other people do; their work is worth reading (here’s a good place to start), because it’s based in evidence and care analysis.

    But this writer doesn’t seem to know about any of that work. The article was an ideological rationalization — all problems should be blamed on single mothers! Not worth the time it took to read.