Maggie Gallagher's Why Marriage Is Good For You?

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Maggie Gallagher’s article “Why Marriage is Good for You” list some key points as to why marriage could possibly be good for someone. The topic itself is not an easy ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer. It is a very dynamic topic of discussion that undoubtedly requires a significant amount of evidence to prove why a person feels one way or the other. Gallagher attempts to prove why she thinks marriage is in fact good for people. Some of her points are not as strongly supported as they should be. In order to give such a bold statement, a person a needs to have good evidence to support their argument. Gallagher gives the notion that marriage always makes things better for people. As that may be true, it is important to back up that statement with something…show more content…
She implies that a man who is single and educated in any profession will make less money than a married man, due to a marriage premium. Her only comparisons are single men and married men, and her factors are education and job history. But there are so many other factors that will determine how much money a man will make. Regardless of being married or not, things like health status, job experience, and race, can all be factors in determining how much an employer is willing to pay someone. If Gallagher would’ve incorporated other factors into her theory, she could have made her statement…show more content…
“Divorce weakens the bonds between parents and children over the long run. Adult children of divorce describe relationships with both their mother and their father less positively, on average, and they are about 40 percent less likely than adults from intact marriages to say they see either parent at least several times a week” (Gallagher). This statement could be better supported if only Gallagher would have included test results of teenage or younger children of divorced parents. She could have also had other factors such as the results of the children who stayed with mom compared to children who stayed with dad. At the end of the day, regardless of the status of the parents’ relationship, a child will love whichever parent is around more. To whichever parent that shows more love, compassion, and interest. To whichever one who shows that they
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