39 minutes | Jun 24th 2018

GenYChron Ep. 0011 – The Millennial marriage taboo and Generation Squeeze

Show summary This week we focus on the benefits of marriage, the ever-changing perspective of marriage in Western society and the unfortunate victim mentality of Millennials. We’ve collected a tonne of facts that will make you second-guess your preconceptions about marriage. We also share our opinions about why we should actually be excited about Generation Y’s prospects. Show notes 1:03 - These days people are much older when they first marry (Article on the Time magazine) 1:18 - In Germany, people wait longer to get married compared to people in Canada (List of countries by age at first marriage on Wikipedia) 1:54 - In today’s Western culture, marriage has become devalued to the point of becoming taboo 2:33 - People see marriage as a first step towards divorce (Divorce statistics by country on Wikipedia) 3:07 - The likelihood of divorce increases if your parents got divorced (Journal article) 4:22 - In Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador has the lowest rate of divorce; whereas, Quebec has the highest rate (News article from the CBC) 5:15 - Marriage isn’t just for the couple; it’s for the children and other immediate family members, and community they live in (Research article) 7:12 - “Marriage is like social glue” 7:50 - Marriages versus cohabiting relationships (Journal article about comparison, research article about cohabitation’s role in declining marriage rates) 9:18 - Marriage is a human universal (Outlined in the book: Human Universals) (YouTube video of Bret Weinstein talking about marriage as an evolutionary phenomenon) 15:30 - People who are married, or were married, live longer (Research article) 16:25 - “...the benefits of marriage are comparable to or greater than anticancer treatment with chemotherapy” (Research article) 19:00 - Why does research show that married couples are healthier than non-married individuals? Two theories: marriage protection and marriage selection (Research article) 20:10 - Being married can reduced your number of days of inactivity due to poor health (Research article) 20:31 - In the United States, wealthier and more educated people are getting married at higher rates compared to low-income and less-educated people (News article from CBS) 21:01 - The cost of a typical American wedding in 2016 was $35,329 (Article on Fortune) 23:10 - The commitment of marriage forces you to be honest with your partner (YouTube video of Jordan Peterson explaining the real reason for marriage) 25:51 - Children do better in communities where marriages and families are intact (Report on poverty and inequality) 27:54 - Generation Squeeze: Some Millennials view themselves as victims being oppressed by the Baby Boomers 29:32 - There are some reports and surveys that show Millennials have higher unemployment rates, more contract work and have a late start in career-building (News article from the Globe and Mail) 30:44 - Generation Y needs to abandon its victim mentality and start leveraging something previous generations didn’t have: the Internet, social media, mobile technology and artificial intelligence 32:39 - Our generation is the first generation to have real access to the Internet... and real power to reach millions of people. We can become a generation of digital entrepreneurs who have no geographical limitations 35:17 - “Technology is going to be the biggest factor of our success as Millennials” 38:32 - You can now subscribe via our Subscribe page to get our podcast episodes sent directly to your favourite app
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