Friday, May 3, 2019

GET ME REWRITE: Who will defend Ward, June, Wally, and the Beaver? (part 3)

The op-ed that keeps on giving.

Young adult are waiting longer to get married, ergo, thi will obviously result in more never-married adults.

Rising Share of Never-Married Adults, 1960-2012

Since Helen is cherry-picking here, I'll add some context from Pew.
But delayed marriage may not explain all of the drop-off. The share of Americans who have never married has been rising steadily in recent decades. At the same time, more adults are living with a partner instead of marrying and raising children outside of marriage. Marriage rates are also more closely linked to socio-economic status than ever before, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau da that shows that the education gap in marital status has continued to widen.  (Trends in the Share of Never-Married Americans and a Look Forward, 9/24/2014)

Source:   As U.S. marriage rate hovers at 50%, education gap in marital status widens.  (Pew Research Center, 9/17/2017)

5/1/2019 update.

More from our supply and demand pundit, Helen Andrews, as opined in "Who Will Defend the American Family?"

The mass entry of women into the work force is one reason for this financial insecurity. Ms. Warren said as much in her book, [Ms. Andrews source?  Tucker Carlson] although she has since backed away from such a politically explosive suggestion. Those of us who don’t have a Democratic primary ahead of us can say what she won’t: When mothers started entering paid employment in large numbers in the 1970s, it led to a bidding war over middle-class amenities that left everyone paying more for the privilege of being no better off than before.
Throughout this op-ed piece, she offers nothing to back up her pronouncements.

I don't see any evidence of a mass entry in this graph.

The percentage of men and women in the civilian work force has remained stable during the past 3 decades.

Original 5/1/2019 post starts here.

Take your pick of headlines!


Op-ed piece by Helen Adams in the 4/28/2019 Sunday Review section of The New York Times.

Photo credit:  Muck Rake
(text emphasis added)

Reported in With heroes including Donald Trump, meet conservatism's new, telegenic talking heads.  (Sydney Morning Herald, 4/8/2017)

Helen Andrews word of the day

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