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Researchers Blame Marriage Rate Decline On A "Lack Of Economically-Attractive Men"

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"Most American women hope to marry but current shortages of marriageable men men with a stable job and a good income make this increasingly difficult, especially in the current gig economy of unstable low-paying service jobs," said lead author Daniel T. Lichter, PhD, of Cornell University. "Marriage is still based on love, but it also is fundamentally an economic transaction. Many young men today have little to bring to the marriage bargain, especially as young women's educational levels on average now exceed their male suitors."