Talk puts marriage trends under the microscope

The connection between marriage and socioeconomic status is at the centre of a talk taking place on campus next week.

Hosted by Brock’s Department of Economics, the latest lecture in the Research Seminar Series features Laura Salisbury from York University and the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Laura Salisbury, York University.

Salisbury will present “Who married, (to) whom, and where? Trends in marriage in the United States, 1850-1940” on Monday, Oct. 22 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in MCA241.

Her paper analyzes marriage in the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and its relation to socioeconomic status. Salisbury looks at marriage rates across incomes, ages and geographic regions to reveal how society was becoming more segmented along the marriage dimension.

The Research Seminar Series from Brock’s Department of Economics continues throughout the 2018-19 academic year. The series offers an opportunity to learn from renowned researchers from Canada and around the world.

All talks are open to the public. Dates, times and room locations for all talks are listed on the department’s website.

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