Marriage Prospects Woes

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photoHBO's "Sex and the City" may have garnered Emmy awards for best comedy, but the show, with its over-credentialed, under-married stars, may be closer to reality than fiction. If millions of women are feeling they can't find the right man anymore, says Roderick Duncan, they're right — at least by traditional expectations.

American women have poured into college and advanced degrees in sharply greater numbers than men. They cannot all find equally educated husbands. That fact will now drive the realities of courtship, marriage and family dynamics for years.

Click the "Listen" link to hear about how marriage norms may change in a society where there are more college-educated women than men.


Roderick Duncan,assistant professor at the School of Economics at Georgia Institute of Technology, author of the article "Does Sex and the City Predict the Future of Marriage" which appeared in Challenge magazine

Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, co-director of the National Marriage Project at Rutgers University, author of "Why There are No Good Men Left"

This program aired on September 15, 2003.


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