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Your Sex Drive Is Making the Income Gap Worse

Americans are increasingly marrying others who share their educational background

Your Sex Drive Is Making the Income Gap Worse

Americans are increasingly marrying others who share their educational background
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It seems as if everywhere you turn these days you hear the same refrain: The rich are getting richer at the expense of the poor. Economists blame everything from from technology to globalization and tax policies. Now here's another reason: The rise of assortative mating, or when people marry others who share the same educational or socioeconomic status. So how can we fix who we fall in love with? Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution joins Aki and Tori to discuss the latest research, the downside of online dating and what the future holds for social mobility across the world. 

 

 

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