Sunday, November 21, 2010
Marriage Is for Smart People
The talk of the pro-marriage world lately has been the Time/Pew survey of marriage. It found that marriage rates have been declining in all classes, and have fallen below half for the least educated. This has led to stories about marriage being obsolete.
I read the numbers the opposite way. Smart people get married, if they can. Smart is not the same as educated, but there is some relation.
Marriage benefits couples who stay together and work together. This is true in all classes, all education levels, all everything.
I think college graduates are more likely to marry because they are more likely to know the wisdom, as well as the research findings, that marriage is not the capstone of social success, but, for most people, the foundation of it.