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Marriage Means Community Engagement: A Response to Mandy Len Catron

Are married people more socially isolated? That’s the argument advanced in a new article in The Atlantic by Mandy Len Catron: sure, you gain the company of a spouse, but that comes at the cost of fewer relationships with friends, family, and community. Catron makes her case by drawing on research by sociologists Natalia Sarkisian and Naomi Gerstel, who in turn tapped two different national data sets to show diminished socializing for married Americans compared to their previously-married or never-married peers. Read More

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