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More Americans are living alone after recession
the divorce rate has been stable, or even declining, since the 1980s.

Instead, analysts said, the decline in both marriage and partnerships is likely a result of the declining ability of men to earn a salary large enough to sustain a family.

"All signs point to the growing fragility of the male wage earner," said Cheryl Russell, a demographer and editorial director at the New Strategist Press. "The demographic segments most likely to be living without a partner are the ones in which men are struggling the most -- young adults, the less educated, Hispanics and blacks."

[...] "The point at which the average young man becomes `marriageable' appears to be earnings of $40,000 a year or more," Russell said.

British couples too stressed to sleep in the same bed... More than half prefer to sleep alone

by das monde on Sat Oct 14th, 2017 at 08:00:42 AM EST

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