I wanted to flag a report that our office recently released on the challenges that American men face in their role as providers, with stagnating wages and falling male labor force participation. It dives into numerous trends that have contributed to the crisis (e.g. decline of marriage and family, de-industrialization, college-for-all education policy).
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5 Reasons You Should Get Married

Why does marriage matter so much? We are, as Aristotle taught, social animals. We are hardwired to connect. That’s why our ties with others— family and friends—end up being so much more crucial to our welfare than things like the size of our bank account or the degree on our wall.

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My Choice Between Marriage and Porn

My parents divorced when I was 13, and I spent every other weekend with my dad. Dad, it turns out, was looking at porn too. I don’t know if Mom ever realized it, but I found his magazines in the bathroom. We never talked about that kind of thing.

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Yes, married people really are happier, study says

Couples who are on the fence about tying the knot may want to consider new research from the Institute for Family Studies. People who are married are happier than those who are not, based on Gallup surveys of more than 2.5 million U.S. adults collected between March 2020 and November 2023.

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