“What’s Wrong with the Success Sequence”: I’m at the Institute for Family Studies blog

criticizing their most recent study. Giving me space to do this is v. characteristic of these people’s generosity btw:

What about marriage before kids? Some women prefer single motherhood, due to their assessments of the men around them. But they know it’s harder financially. Doesn’t everyone? And the large majority of my clients, while reluctant to judge others’ lives, believe marriage would be best for their own babies.

So why doesn’t it work out that way? There are two main reasons: one way in which poor people are similar to rich people, and one way in which they’re better.

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