Trends in Men's Economic Characteristics and Marriage.

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Author (Individual)
Anderson, Lydia.
Guzzo, Karen Benjamin.
Author (Organization)
National Center for Family and Marriage Research.
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The "hollowing out" of the middle class has more than just economic implications. The declining prospects of securing stable, well-paying employment arguably have diminished men's economic attractiveness as potential husbands and contributed to the delay in marriage among young adults. This profile explores trends in male employment and income by marital status using data from the 1995, 2005, and 2015 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement, focusing on civilian men ages 25-44. All wages are adjusted to 2015 dollars. Overall, the proportion of men working full-time has decreased, falling from 82% in 1995 to 78% in 2015. (Author abstract)

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