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  2016考研战场的硝烟已经散去,2017考研学子应该开始紧张起来了。要利用好寒假这一段时间好好复习,打好2017考研英语的基础。因为阅读理解是考研英语当中最重要的一个模块,也应该最早着手准备,所以老师建议2017考研考生要在寒假时期多阅读英文报刊杂志的文章,比如《经济学人》,《科学美国人》,《自然》,《卫报》,从而培养阅读的语感。

  今天给大家介绍的阅读话题是关于美国人的最新婚姻状况发生了一些变化:Most Americans would get married, if only they could find someone suitable。和早些年不同,现如今大多数美国人愿意结婚,前提是能遇到合适人选。来看主要内容:

  AS A high-powered media executive in New York city, Leah had been wary of marriage. These days she and her husband manage two full-time jobs and the care of their 18-month-old daughter. Leah still works nearly 50 hours a week and earns a bit more than her husband, but she also handles most of the routine caregiving, cooking and cleaning at home. Juggling everything often leaves her feeling “inadequate,” she admits, but she chalks it up to the struggle of trying to have it all. “Rich world problems, right?” she says with a chuckle.

  Leah女士是纽约一位热衷工作的媒体主管,个人对待婚姻十分谨慎。现在她和丈夫养育者18个月大的女儿,并且还各自拥有全职工作。她每周工作50个小时,收入比丈夫还要高,但家里照顾女儿,做饭和家务的责任也主要由她承担。她承认,同时做这一切时常让自己觉得“不称职”,但她把这看成是为了同时拥有家庭和事业的努力。“富人的问题,不是吗?”她轻笑着说道。

  While fewer women are marching to the altar—the proportion of those married before the age of 30 has fallen from 50% in 1960 to around 20% today—the ones that do increasingly look like Leah. Highly educated, financially independent women were once among the least likely to get hitched. Now they are getting married at a faster rate than their lesser-educated peers, and often to highly educated men. These unions are not only the most common, but also the most harmonious. New data show that America’s divorce rate has continued its plunge from its 1981 peak—from 5.3 to 3.2 divorces per 1,000 people in 2014—but this decline is largely concentrated among the better-educated.

  在三十岁前能够结婚的女性自六十年代的50%减少到如今的20%,像她这样的女性越来越多。曾经,高学历、经济独立的女人是不受欢迎的对象,而如今她们比受教育更少的女性更早结婚,对象常是同样受高等教育的男性。这类组合不仅最常见,也常是最和谐的。新的数据表明美国的离婚率持续降低,自1981年离婚高峰的0.53%。下降至2014年0.32%。——但这一降幅主要集中在文化水平更高的群体中。

  这篇文章给我们介绍了当今美国社会婚姻状况的最新情况,是不是和你原来的印象有很大不同呢?以后找对象还是要找文化程度高的呀,文化程度低的男性对男女在家庭中的分工也更容易有过时的观念,他们中更多人会在女性收入高的关系中感到不舒服,相较受教育更多的男性而言,他们更少参与子女教育,做家务活也更少。这是科学的证明呀!


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