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3 responses to “Why Young Black Women Are Unlikely To Marry”

  1. Gwyon says:

    One Slate commenter boils it down nicely: “For any choice there exists a value function maximized by that choice. All that pundits like the undercover economist do is cherry-pick social problems where there exist convenient post-hoc rationalizations that validate social prejudices.”

  2. Blame Game says:

    I blame rap music.

  3. Julie says:

    I’m a life-long Democrat…To think that women have Ronald Reagan to thank for better living conditions…who knew?

    “Ronald Reagan, then Governor of California, signed a bill introducing “no fault” divorce in 1969, meaning that either partner could simply walk away from the marriage by demanding a divorce. Other states followed…if the husband wanted a divorce to run off with his mistress, “no fault” divorce…made it cheaper….before “no fault” divorce, he had to get his wife’s agreement, which might mean higher alimony payments.”

    However, it all backfired for the fellas…later research “found that when states introduced “no fault” divorce and thus gave the husband an easy escape from the marriage, wives were….more likely to work full-time and less likely to have children.”

    Also, “…as states passed “no fault” divorce laws, women acquired a credible threat to walk out of the marriage….the new laws had an unexpected–but rational–effect: by giving women an exit-option, they gave men stronger incentives to behave well inside a marriage. The result? Domestic violence fell by almost a third, and the number of women murdered by their partners fell by ten percent. Female suicide also fell.”

    Gee, thanks Ronny! And here you thought you were just giving yourself and your buddies a cheap way to dump your old wives for the cute young secretary!!