An interview with W. Bradford Wilcox by NRO
In the last three decades, nonmarital childbearing, divorce, low-quality marriages, and family instability have all been on the rise in middle-American homes. For instance, nonmarital childbearing among women with high-school degrees more than tripled in the last three decades — from 13 percent in 1982 to 44 percent in 2006–2008.
Why? Over this same period, the cultural, civic, and economic foundations of marriage in middle America have been eroding.