Will marriages for economic reasons become more or less common?

At the top of the income scale, perhaps they will become more common.  The more markets take on a superstar structure, with high returns at the very top, the more important it is to have an effective team of two.  That can mean hiring a good “coach,” or support spouse, rather than another high earner.

On the other hand, if you are earning the subsistence wage no matter what, you might as well marry the person you want.


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