Matthew J. Franck
Robert P. George
William J. Haun
David T. Koyzis
Robert T. Miller
James R. Rogers
Russell E. Saltzman
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I find it odd that women who did not graduate from high school had a better marital success than women who did and women with some who had some college educaion.
I find it odd that women who did not graduate from high school had a better marital success than women who did and women with some who had some college education.
Maybe their self-image as “career homemakers” is directly linked to their lack of diploma?
Perhaps some girls don’t finish high school because being a wife is more important to them. If her fiancee is one or two years older, and joins the military or otherwise goes away, an either-or choice might be involved. She might even need to work to help him pay college expenses.
Or the wife might have dropped out of high school because of an unintended pregnancy, and became committed to making the relationship work out of economic necessity.
Notice that the premise of the study is in itself false, or at least wildly incomplete.
Staying married for 10 years is not the same thing as staying married.
Marriage must be for life. How many and what type are these? That is the question.
First marriages now ending in death, would, for the most part have been contracted in the late Fifties or early Sixties and woud scacely reflect current trends.
In the same way, total fertility rates, based on women now in the 45-55 age range prove a poor basis for future projections.
Inevitably, some compromise is necessary and a ten-year cut-off point is not unreasonable.