[FoRK] New Benefits of Marriage Study Actually Hints at the Horrors of Middle Age

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Fri Jan 23 09:10:25 PST 2015

Okay, fair point.

My original argument stands.  Training people to be co-dependent is not 


On 1/23/2015 8:48 AM, Owen Byrne wrote:
> I thought you lived in the US.
> "At least five large studies in recent years have found the United States
> to be less mobile than comparable nations. A project led by Markus Jantti,
> an economist at a Swedish university, found that 42 percent of American men
> raised in the bottom fifth of incomes stay there as adults. That shows a
> level of persistent disadvantage much higher than in Denmark (25 percent)
> and Britain (30 percent) — a country famous for its class constraints.[19]
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socio-economic_mobility_in_the_United_States#cite_note-19>
> Meanwhile, just 8 percent of American men at the bottom rose to the top
> fifth. That compares with 12 percent of the British and 14 percent of the
> Danes.
> Despite frequent references to the United States as a classless society,
> about 62 percent of Americans (male and female) raised in the top fifth of
> incomes stay in the top two-fifths, according to research by the Economic
> Mobility Project of the Pew Charitable Trusts. Similarly, 65 percent born
> in the bottom fifth stay in the bottom two-fifths."
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socio-economic_mobility_in_the_United_States

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