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294. The Fracking Boom, a Baby Boom, and the Retreat From Marriage

2017-07-06 | 🔗
Over 40 percent of U.S. births are to unmarried mothers, and the numbers are especially high among the less-educated. Why? One argument is that the decline in good manufacturing jobs led to a decline in "marriageable" men. Surely the fracking boom reversed that trend, right?

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