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Kearney Drills Down on Fracking and Marriage
By Ashley Serpa – Regions experiencing a decrease in economic opportunity for men typically also see a decrease in marriage rates. So why didn’t the fracking boom lead to more marriages in places like Appalachia? On October 5, 2017, in a lecture entitled "Male Earnings, Marriageable Men, and Non-Marital Fertility: Evidence from the Fracking Boom," Melissa Kearney investigated.