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Marriage decline is economic
October 17th, 2016
By Mary Margaret Flynn

Re: “Pope sees global war against marriage,” Oct. 6:

I certainly can’t speak globally, although with 25 millions of refugees fleeing wars that is not conducive to marriage. Nor is abject poverty, e.g. Haiti. But the main reason here in the U.S. is income inequality. Lots of women would like to get married and have children but even with combined incomes can’t afford marriage. In fact, the women I’ve met make more than men. Finally, they just to decide to have children before menopause as single mothers. This is not just my impression but confirmed by social science research. Meanwhile, the 1 percent spends millions for their weddings,

Mary Margaret Flynn
San Carlos


From October 20, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.


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