For Orthodox Jewish women, as for Mormon ones, getting married and having children is more than a lifestyle choice. The Tribune story cited a survey of Mormon college students in which men expressed a belief that age 30 is now the right age to get married. Anorexia has become a quiet scourge of the Orthodox Jewish community. You cannot create a social experiment with 50 heterosexual single women and 50 heterosexual single men, tell them they can only marry other study participants, and then observe whether outside cultural influences cause young Mormon men to play the field and delay marriage, even when the gender ratio is even. What Mare calls educational homogamy was high in the Gilded Age, fell off in the s—when incomes were more even—and has marched higher in recent decades.
According to the ARIS study, there are now Mormon women for every Mormon men in the state of Utah—a 50 percent oversupply of women.
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Your browser is out of date. Of the mostly shocked and outraged comments posted to The Jewish Press website, one stood out: Like us on Facebook to see similar stories. The Orthodox community has an extremely high birth rate, and a high birth rate means there will be more year-olds than year-olds, more year-olds than year-olds, and so on and so on. And yes, Mormon men take full advantage.