Middle class marriage is declining, and likely deepening inequality

Importantly, there are increasing class gaps here. Marriage rates have diverged by education level (a good proxy for both social class and permanent income).

Fuente: Richard V. Reeves - Brookings, 11 March 2020.

Over the last few decades, family formation patterns have altered significantly in the U.S., with long-run rises in non-marital births, cohabitation, and single parenthood – although in recent years many of these trends have leveled out.

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