Reasons Why People Marry Today

In my original essay entitled ‘Reasons Why People Marry Today’ I examined several theories on how the motivation for marriage has evolved with the times. In addition to illustrating the impact of the shift in gender roles and expectations I consider the implications and barriers of classism in the selection of mates and even further, the role that unfair pay between sexes plays once couples do marry. I take the position that the institution of marriage is key to the prosperity of families and in turn society.

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