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Video: Six Reasons Why Men Are Avoiding Marriage

The percentage of people getting married is falling in the United States, and many observers claim that this trend reflects a change in young men’s attitudes toward marriage. Rather than seeing this phenomenon as a character flaw in men, psychologist Helen Smith lists six reasons why young men are making a logical choice in the context of the changing role of men in the traditional family. The video is a summary of parts of Dr. Smith’s book Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream – and Why It Matters.

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