40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
By Neil Shah
More American men are living on their own these days–possibly due to an increase in divorce rates in recent decades and the fact that the children of divorced couples usually live with their mothers.
The share of one-person households in the U.S. maintained by men ages 15 to 64 rose to 34% in 2012, up from 23% in 1970, according to a Census report on the status of families released Tuesday. For women of the same age, this figure actually dropped slightly, to 30% in 2012 from 31% in 1970.
The findings may reflect, in part, the sharp increase in divorce rates in the U.S. throughout the 1970s, Census said. The dominant living arrangement for children following their parents’ divorce is custody by mothers.
“Men more often than women live alone following divorce,” the Census report notes.
The U.S. divorce rate, which can be measured several ways, has been falling but remains well above its early-1970s level. There were about 877,000 divorces and annulments in 2011, down from 944,000 in 2000, even though the U.S. population grew substantially, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sexually transmitted disease rates rise among elderly: Why?
The rise of men living alone probably isn’t just about divorce. More men likely are living alone because they’re delaying marriage, or maybe they’re in better health in their older years.
J Clin Psychiatry. 2012 Mar;73(3):e09. doi: 10.4088/JCP.11073br2.
Shift work disorder: overview and diagnosis.
Sleep Disorders and Research Center, Henry Ford Hospital Sleep Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Shift work disorder is a type of sleep disorder that occurs when an individual is unable to successfully synchronize his or her internal clock with a work schedule that requires staying awake and working when it is dark and sleeping when it is light. Approximately 10% of shift workers suffer from this disorder, which seriously impairs their ability to function. Shift work disorder is associated with increased risk of gastrointestinal problems, cancer, depression, heart disease, excessive sleepiness and accidents, and decreased productivity. This report describes the prevalence, diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, and clinical consequences of shift work disorder to help clinicians recognize this impairing condition.
Ever heard of "shift work disorder?" It's a new disease being played up by the pharmaceutical industry to sell drugs so dangerous that even the home page of the drug website admits the drug may kill you.
One such drug is called "Nuvigil," sold by Cephalon, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. The warning text on the Nuvigil website says:
“Over the last half-century, the trend in the U.S. has been toward smaller households, fewer family and married-couple households with children, and more people living alone,” Census researcher Jonathan Vespa said. “Many of these trends reflect … older adults who can live in their own home for longer.”
Incredible Shrinking US Family
December 02, 2004, Monitor, The(Uganda)