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Economy

Study: For marriage, “opposites attract” no longer applies

Betsey Stevenson is a co-author on the study
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
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Betsey Stevenson is a co-author on the study

Last month the New York Times published a piece entitled Equality in Marriage Grows, and So Does Class Divide

It reveals whom we choose to marry, generally, has changed over the decades and now it's more often a marriage of equals rather than a bread-winner marrying a homemaker. 

The article cites a study: Marriage and Divorce: Changes and Their Driving Forces. Betsey Stevenson is a co-author of that paper and an economist at the University of Michigan.

Stevenson joined Lester Graham on Stateside to discuss how choosing a marriage partner has changed for same-sex couples over the 20th and early 21st centuries. 

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