Week of April 14, 2013
Courtesy of Bill Coffin
1. An Interactive Look at Declining Divorce Rates, Visual.ly
Contrary to popular belief, America has seen a decline in divorce rates over the last 20 years. Use the interactive graphic. . . to see how the divorce rates have declined in your state and across the country.
2. Women Are Choosing Cohabitation Before Marriage, Medical News Today
Many cohabitations happen at a young age, with one-quarter of females cohabiting by age 20. Within the first year of living together, close to 20 percent became pregnant and gave birth.
3. How To Be a Happy Working Dad, Part One, GGSC at University of California, Berkeley
But even though our time with kids has tripled since the mid-sixties, the Pew Report finds that we’re two times more likely than moms to say we’re not spending enough.
[Tips included, such as: Kill your commute.]
4. Okla. Bills Aim To Cut Divorce, But Doubts Persist, San Francisco Chronicle
Nelson’s bill on divorce education. . . cover[s] co-parenting and the impact of divorce on children, and the form of education — whether a half-hour video or four-hour session — is largely up to the district.
“But I think a lot of people who, in the past, were resigned to the fact that they had to just stay in an unhappy marriage for financial reasons or because they didn’t necessarily meet the grounds for divorce. . . now they feel a little more comfortable.”
6. Knot Yet, Huffington Post Live [30 minute clip]
As the average marrying age rises in the US, do the distinctive relationship burdens, social implications, and financial consequences that come with the institution of marriage potentially worsen?
7. The Controversial Letter to the Editor of The Daily Princetonian
- Finding Mr. Right On Campus, NBC News
- College Women Told to Find Husbands, CNN (see bottom of page)
- Why I Told Female Princeton Students To Find A Husband, Huffington Post
- Susan Patton’s ‘Daily Princetonian’ Article Urges Female Students To Find Husbands Before Graduating, Huffington Post
For more, see here.