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Cross-Cultural Marriage Is Satisfying Only in (Trade) Theory

I really need a housekeeper. I love to cook, and throw a mean dinner party—but other than that, housework is not exactly my specialty. Of course, if I were married to a man who was more productive than me at home, and less productive than me in the waged workforce, then I wouldn’t need to […]

The War on Drugs Is Reducing Marriage Rates

The “Just Say No” campaign in the late 1980s increased the severity of sentencing for drug offenders in the U.S. Since that time, particularly since the mid-1990’s, incarceration rates have been steadily increasing to the point that the U.S. now has the one of the highest incarceration rates in the world.

Do Women Value Ethnicity Over Income in a Mate?

The very first post on Dollars and Sex asked the question: “Do Women Really Value Income Over Looks in a Mate?”  The research we talked about in that post also addresses the issue of interracial dating, so I thought it would be interesting to return to that paper again and ask a new question: Do […]

A Racial Gap in Condom Use

According to a new, nationally representative, dataset released this weeka gap has emerged between the races in the U.S. It’s not an income, education, or a marriage gap—it’s a condom gap. Black Americans use condoms during vaginal intercourse significantly more than white Americans. This encouraging news on condom use might suggest hopes for a reversal […]