Tagged: Marriage

Mind the gap – does age difference in relationships matter? - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 25, 2018

Gery Karantzas, Deakin University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Romantic couples with a large age gap often raise eyebrows. Studies have found partners with more than a ten-year gap in age experience social disapproval. But when it comes to our own relationships, both men and women prefer … Read More

The 10-Year baby window that is the key to the women’s pay gap - The Dismal Science

Paul Walker Apr 11, 2018

An interesting new twist on the effects of children on the pay gap between men and women. It has long been argued that having kids is one reason for the gap in pay between men and women but now a new study suggests that women who have their first child before 25 or after 35 eventually close the salary divide … Read More

No, opposites do not attract - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 14, 2018

Matthew D. Johnson, Binghamton University, State University of New York This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Everyone seems to agree that opposites attract. Young and old people, happy and distressed couples, single folks and married partners – all apparently buy the classic adage about love. Relationship experts have … Read More

Another for the “As always, Ed Glaeser is right” file… - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Apr 09, 2013

Ed Glaeser highlights one of the main advantages real universities have over online alternatives: it's where you're most likely to find your best possible spousal match. However, my own finely tuned algebraic simulations of an optimal spousal-search model find that while college provides an ideal time to accumulate a large stock of good friends (prospective spouses), it is typically … Read More

Nonsense from Sensible Sentencing Trust Spokesperson - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jan 20, 2013

It was reported in the Sunday Star Times today that Sensible Sentencing Trust spokesperson, Garth McVicar has submitted to Parliament that a change in the law allowing same sex marriage will “ultimately have detremental (sic) effect on crime at all levels“. I really had thought I had seen all the stupid arguments against same sex marriage, but this … Read More

Heterosexual Marriage Better? Australian Medical Association Disagrees. - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds May 14, 2012

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has distanced itself from  “Doctors for the Family”, a group of around 150 doctors who have written to the Australian Senate Inquiry into the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2010 claiming that same sex marriage is a health risk and that children of same sex couples were disadvantaged (go here for an ABC report on this topic). The … Read More

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