From www.theatlantic.com, a theory about the decline of marriage, especially among the poor: “The connection between Lunchables, detergent and marriage rates is not often made. … The development of time-saving technologies — cheap prepared foods, cheap clothes, machines to wash, dry, and vacuum — has not only encouraged more women to seek work, but also made it relatively easier for single parents to raise a child. Put starkly, technology makes it cheaper and easier than ever to be single. It makes marrying a financially unstable man even more risky.”
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