Owning a car increases one’s chance of marriage by 2.6%…

even this car?

A recent study published in the American Journal of Sociology found that poor people without cars are less likely to get married. The study, according to Princeton’s Daniel Schneider, helps to shed light on recent changes in marriage patterns in the U.S.

“Several studies have found that having a steady job and a good income are important factors in determining whether someone gets married. Because those with less education face disadvantages in the labor market, they might tend hold off marriage longer, thereby increasing gaps in marriage rates. But income only explains a part of these gaps, Schneider says…” (original article)

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