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May 25, 2011

India Headed the Same Direction as China

Aborting female fetuses triggers a population gender gap, which leads to a marriageable mate gap, which in turn leads to a restive male population that presents a possible state security problems (as the Chinese have discovered).

May 19, 2011

Long-Lasting Marriages on the Rise

...Even as the marriage rate declines. Why? Because the better educated are marrying the better educated. Now, factor in the phenomenon of 57 percent of four-year degrees going to women, 62 percent of two-year degrees, and see where that logic takes you....

April 29, 2011

120 Males for Every 100 Females

Great story in the WSJ about China, where the world's most dramatic marriageable mate imbalance experiment is playing out. From the article: China has rolled out new population figures, unearthing--among a host of fresh data--some revealing information on the gender gap. The good news: China's ge...

April 27, 2011

One in Four U.S. Children Raised by a Single Parent

Changing gender roles cited as one of the reasons. There's no way to break out the marriageable mate factor, but it's still worth noting the development.

April 21, 2011

The Marriageable Mate Question, Again....

In the Chronicle Kevin Carey takes on Kay Hymowitz over the marriageable mate dilemma, arguing that her math is wrong. What everyone seems to miss is that the point is not whether Ms. Harvard will marry Mr. Florida State, but rather whether Ms. Florida State will marry someone who never earned a c...

April 20, 2011

Why Women Won't Marry Down

Consider this personal dilemma offered up by a Washington Post advice columnist.

April 18, 2011

Will Women Marry Down?

I'm with Kay Hymowitz on this one. No sign of that happening yet.

April 14, 2011

No Property, No Play: How the Marriageable Mate Dilemma Plays out in China

Fascinating story from The Times.

March 29, 2011

China: Operational Sex Ratio in Action

Want to study the impact of a government birth policy that has produced 37 million more men than women? Try China. An interesting new website, All Girls Allowed, has gathered the data on the impact.

March 17, 2011

More on 'End of Men" and "Manning Up"

Slate's Double X Gabfest, which includes Hanna Rosin, discusses the state of manhood, including Kay Hymowitz's book, Manning Up. Interesting discussion, except Rosin keeps insisting that women have been doing better than men in school for 100 years. Perhaps when it comes to GPA, but the relevant mea...

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