Why I Marry Analysis

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In a society where getting married is a norm, why has it actually become one? In most societies, a marriage is considered a permanent social and legal contract and relationship between two people that is based on mutual rights and obligations among the spouses. When it comes down to it, people come together to get married for so many reasons, some very ordinary, some completely unorthodox. For instance, for love, to start a family, or to continue on the tradition. Plus, some not so common reasons such as, becoming a citizen, and getting married simply for the party and the free gifts. Although, if one of those reasons is the driving force to get married and to be a happy couple, why are the divorce rates so high? After listening to the podcast “Why Marry?”, Stephen Dubner discusses with Justin Wolfers, an economist at the University of Michigan and the Brookings Institution on the topic. It dealt with all the ways that marriage has changed over the last 50 years. They all brought up key reasonings on why they thought it has turned the way it has. Dunbar brought up “productive complementarities” and “consumption complimentary”, while Wolfers shares his thought on how generations have changed throughout time.…show more content…
How most early Americans saw how life should be done. Although, society has changed a lot in the past few decades, especially for women. More labor-saving devices in the home, and a lot more work outside the home. So the share of married women who are employed has risen from 6 percent in 1900 to 30 percent in 1960 to nearly 70 percent
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