Departmental Papers (Sociology)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2005

Publication Source

Dissent

Start Page

76

Last Page

80

Abstract

A growing number of social scientists fear that marriage may be on the rocks and few doubt that matrimony, as we have known it, has undergone a wrenching period of change in the past several decades. Andrew Cherlin, a leading sociologist of the family, speaks of "the de-institutionalization of marriage," conceding a point to conservative commentators who have argued that marriage and the family have been in a state of free-fall since the 1960s.

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Date Posted: 08 June 2017