Thursday, June 14, 2007

Marriage and Caste: The Book

Kay Hymowitz has just come out with Marriage and Caste in America. Earlier, I blogged about her article of the same name, which is the lead essay in the book. I will blog about the book over the next few days. Today I wanted to take just one striking statistic from the title essay.

Of all American mothers with a college education, only 10% do not live with their husbands.

Of all American mothers with less than bachelor's degree, 36% do not live with their husbands.

This is the foundation of the growing gap between the haves and have nots in this country.

2 comments:

Edith OSB said...

Kay received the Smart Marriages Impact award today, and was very happy to find people working actively to change the picture she painted so clearly.

Gruntled said...

Is the Smartmarriages conference entirely for practitioners, or is there a scholarly component?