Friday, April 11, 2008

New class divisions in altared states

Not entirely unrelated to a previous post here, this from From the Sydney Morning Herald :

Despite the concerted efforts of social revolutionaries over four decades, marriage is making a comeback, at least for Australia's most educated women.
Career-minded women used to be haunted by the prospect of never marrying, because, according to conventional wisdom, men liked to marry down the social scale.
"Oh my God I forgot to have children," was the cry of a generation of female university graduates who came of age in the 1980s.
But in a decade, everything changed for this subset of women, according to an analysis of the 2006 census published this week in Monash University's People And Place journal.
(full story)

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