I learned from today's New York Times that the divorce rate in this country is actually dropping slightly. I also learned the reason why:
Researchers say that the small drop in the overall divorce rate is caused by a steep decline in the rate among college graduates. As a result, a "divorce divide" has opened up between those with and without college degrees, said Dr. Steven P. Martin, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Maryland.
"Families with highly educated mothers and families with less educated mothers are clearly moving in opposite directions," Dr. Martin wrote in a paper that has not yet been published but has been presented and widely discussed at scientific meetings.
... since 1980, ... [w]omen without undergraduate degrees have remained at about the same rate, their risk of divorce or separation within the first 10 years of marriage hovering at around 35 percent. But for college graduates, the divorce rate in the first 10 years of marriage has plummeted to just over 16 percent of those married between 1990 and 1994 from 27 percent of those married between 1975 and 1979....
Can this be? Is it possible? Are those who've been indoctrinated by the tenured radicals of our colleges and universities emerging from those four years of commie-pinko amoral sex-saturated brainwashing with traditional family values?
I'm shocked. Shocked!