Reference Bin

If you have interesting data or reference to data (preferably academic articles or well established statistics) relevant to game/MRM or the men’s movement in general, please add it as a comment and I will include it into the post.

Societal Trends

72% of Black American babies are born to unwed mothers

Hanna Rosin – The End of Men

Philip Zimbardo – The Demise of Guys

Most babies in the US are out of wedlock

Young women earn more the men

34% of children grow in single parent households

Men are not really doing well

27% of children in the US grow without a father figure

Most births of women under 30 in the US are out of wedlock

More mothers prefer to stay at home

On LTR and Marriages

Divorce and Sexual Risk Among U.S. Women: Findings from the National Survey of Family Growth (More than 5 sexual partners for a woman significantly reduces her likelihood to form a stable married (HT and analysis  to The Social Pathologist).
Thin wife and a rich husband make the happiest couples

The more sexual partners a woman have before the wedding the greater is the risk for a divorce

55% of mothers with children are stay at home moms

People are less happy in marriage today compared with the past, even while divorce rates increased

“For every $5000 extra a woman earns over her partner, their risk of divorce goes up by 5%”; “Over 2% of all heart attacks have been directly attributed to having a broken heart” and “Divorce has been proven to reduce a man’s life expectancy by 3.7 years.”

The Impact of Parents’ and Spouses’ Education on Divorce Rates in Norway
Relevant data source: Journal of Marriage and Family

Children well being is correlated with lack of divorce, (From the Journal of Family and Marriage)

Marriage quality at 2000 decreased compared with 1980.

Pill Make Women Choose Wrong Partner – WebMD

ONS/Pump and Dumps

Women Prefer Socially Dominant Men When Ovulating (original article)

Criticism of Feminism and Discrimination Against Boys and Men

“For every $5000 extra a woman earns over her partner, their risk of divorce goes up by 5%”; “Over 2% of all heart attacks have been directly attributed to having a broken heart” and “Divorce has been proven to reduce a man’s life expectancy by 3.7 years.”

For home-schooled children there is no achievement gap between girls and boys

Institutional Resistance to Acknowledging Intimate Male Abuse, Eugen Lupri, Ph.D.

Female teachers discriminate boys


pewsocialtrends – site with data of social changes

Women’s preference for dominant male odour: effects of menstrual cycle and relationship status

Individual differences in dominance perception: Dominant men are less sensitive to facial cues of male dominance

The Effect of Meat Consumption on Body Odor Attractiveness
“From the wild Irish slums of the 19th century eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los Angeles, there is one unmistakable lesson in American history: A community that allows a large number of young men to grow up in broken families, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any rational expectations about the future – that community asks for and gets chaos.” (H/T Jbamai).

Genes and game

Intelligent People Have “Unnatural” Preferences and Values That Are Novel in Human Evolutionary History

Gay, straight couples more monogamous than in the past

Is Making Divorce Easier Bad for Children? The Long‐Run Implications of Unilateral Divorce

91 Responses to Reference Bin

  1. dicipres says:

    Partner wealth predicts self-reported orgasm frequency in a sample of Chinese women

  2. dicipres says:

    Why do some dads get more involved than others? Evidence from a large British cohort

  3. dicipres says:

    A life history approach to understanding the Dark Triad
    Researchers adopting an evolutionary perspective have conceptualized the Dark Triad as an exploitative interpersonal style reflective of a fast life history strategy. However, not all research has supported this claim. We posit that different elements of the constructs associated with the Dark Triad may reflect different life history strategies. Our results indicate that the measures of the Dark Triad and other indicators of life history strategies form two distinct factors: (1) a fast life strategy factor that includes the impulsive antisociality facet of psychopathy, the entitlement/exploitativeness facet of narcissism, Machiavellianism, unrestricted sociosexuality, and aggression, and (2) a slow life strategy factor that includes the fearless dominance facet of psychopathy and both the leadership/authority and grandiose exhibitionism facets of narcissism. These factors differentially correlate with established measures of life history strategy. These findings add to the literature by clarifying how the Dark Triad fits into a life history framework.

  4. dicipres says:

    “Cheating men are more likely than cheating women to have sex an affair with
    someone younger than their spouse. On the other hand, cheating women are more
    likely than cheating men to have an affair with someone better educated than their
    current spouse.”
    from above link

  5. dicipres says:
    Money doesn’t buy happiness. Neither does materialism: Research shows that people who place a high value on wealth, status, and stuff are more depressed and anxious and less sociable than those who do not. Now new research shows that materialism is not just a personal problem. It’s also environmental.

  6. dicipres says:
    The part of the brain we use when engaging in egalitarian behavior may also be linked to a larger sense of morality, researchers have found. Their conclusions, which offer scientific support for Adam Smith’s theories of morality, are based on experimental research published in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

  7. dicipres says:

    Fighting ability, largely determined by upper body strength, continues to rule the minds of modern men, according to a new study by Aaron Sell from Griffith University in Australia and colleagues. Their work explores the concept that human males are designed for fighting, and shows how this fighting ability drives both their behavior and attitudes to a range issues, including political orientation. For example, their research demonstrates that among Hollywood actors, those selected for their physical strength, i.e. action stars, are more likely to support the Republican position on foreign policy.The study is published online in Springer’s journal Human Nature, and is part of a special issue² on the evolution of human aggression.

  8. dicipres says:
    Previous evolutionary literature demonstrating risk taking as a male mating strategy ignored cultural influences and the function of risk avoiding for women. The present research is the first to support the hypothesis that risk taking and risk avoiding, respectively, reflect Chinese male and female mating strategies. In Study 1, when under the impression of being watched by the opposite sex, Chinese men took more risks and women took fewer risks than when watched by a same sex or alone. In Study 2, Chinese male risk taking and female risk avoiding were positively related to their mating-related evaluation of the opposite-sex observer, and these results were reinforced by behavioral findings in Study 3. The implications of the findings regarding Chinese traditional mate preference and the evolutionary mechanism behind it are discussed.

  9. dicipres says:
    Sexually dimorphic characteristics in men may act as cues, advertising long-term health, dominance, and reproductive potential to prospective mates. Evolution has accordingly adapted human cognition so that women perceive sexually dimorphic facial features as important when judging the attractiveness and suitability of potential mates. Here we provide evidence showing, for the first time, that women’s memory for details encountered in recently experienced episodes is also systematically biased by the presence of men’s facial cues signaling enhanced or reduced sexual dimorphism. Importantly, the direction and strength of this bias are predicted by individual differences in women’s preferences for masculine versus feminine facial features in men and are triggered specifically while viewing images of male but not female faces. No analogous effects were observed in male participants viewing images of feminized and masculinized women’s faces despite the fact that male participants showed strong preferences for feminized facial features. These findings reveal a preference-dependent memory enhancement in women that would promote retention of information from encounters with preferred potential mates. We propose that women’s memory for recently experienced episodes may therefore be functionally specialized for mate choice and in particular for the comparative evaluation of alternative potential mates. This also raises the possibility that similar specialization may be present in other species where it has been established that precursor, ‘episodic-like’ forms of memory exist.

  10. dicipres says:
    “The same study said that only 63% of American children grow up with both biological parents — the lowest figure in the Western world.”

  11. dicipres says:;jsessionid=55DC089E2CB119D3414CDE328FEC6AFB.d04t01

    Paternal Child Care and Relationship Quality: A Longitudinal Analysis of Reciprocal Associations

    This study explored reciprocal associations between paternal child-care involvement and relationship quality by following British couples from the birth of a child until he or she reached school age. It extends the literature by distinguishing between paternal engagement in absolute terms and relative to the mother and by considering relationship quality reports of mothers and fathers and family breakdown. The analysis was based on the British Millennium Cohort Study, a representative survey of children born in 2000 and 2001 and their parents (N = 5,624 couples). The author applied ordinary least squares regression analysis with lagged dependent variables and event history modeling. Fathers’ relative child-care share was positively associated with mothers’ relationship satisfaction, whereas fathers’ absolute child-care frequency was positively related to their own perceived relationship quality for most time periods. Fathers’ relative and absolute child-care contributions were positively associated with relationship stability over the preschool years. Greater perceived relationship quality of mothers, but not fathers, was associated with more frequent paternal engagement.

  12. dicipres says:

    Investments in Marriage and Cohabitation: The Role of Legal and Interpersonal Commitment

    Cohabiters have been shown to invest less in their relationship than married couples. This study investigated the role of legal and interpersonal commitment by examining heterogeneity within marital and cohabiting unions. Going beyond the dichotomy of cohabitation versus marriage, different union types were distinguished by their level of legal and interpersonal commitment, followed by an assessment of their association with joint investments (specialization, having children together, purchasing a home). Using panel data from The Netherlands (N =2,362), the authors found considerable heterogeneity within marital and cohabiting unions. Joint investments increased as interpersonal commitment increased, with cohabiters without marriage plans investing the least and couples who directly married without prior cohabitation investing the most. The relationship between investments and legal union types was less straightforward and often challenged expectations, prompting the authors to elaborate on alternative explanations for their findings.

  13. dicipres says:

    Premarital Cohabitation and Marital Dissolution: An Examination of Recent Marriages

    An ongoing question remains for family researchers: Why does a positive association between cohabitation and marital dissolution exist when one of the primary reasons to cohabit is to test relationship compatibility? Drawing on recently collected data from the 2006–2008 National Survey of Family Growth, the authors examined whether premarital cohabitation experiences were associated with marital instability among a recent contemporary (married since 1996) marriage cohort of men (N = 1,483) and women (N = 2,003). They found that a dichotomous indicator of premarital cohabitation was in fact not associated with marital instability among women and men. Furthermore, among cohabitors, marital commitment prior to cohabitation (engagement or definite plans for marriage) was tied to lower hazards of marital instability among women, but not men.

  14. dicipres says:
    Study: Sex differences in brain volume are related to specific skills, not to general intelligence
    A new study in the journal Intelligence of 100 Spaniard male and female college students reports that men, on average, have more total brain volume (TBV) and more gray matter volume (GMV), but these do not translate into higher general intelligence (g). Sex differences only appear for specific mental abilities. TBV and GMV are positively correlated with greater visuospatial skills (i.e., mental rotation). By contrast, higher specific verbal skills are associated with lower: 1) visuospatial skills, 2) total brain volume, and 3) white matter volume. From these results, the researchers conclude that larger male brains provide more total neurons needed for mental manipulation of 3D objects, while smaller female brains might work more efficiently to give enhanced verbal skills (that are unrelated to g).

  15. dicipres says:
    Wednesday, November 09, 2011
    Growing up Mormon and marital infidelity
    Here are the percentages of Americans who have cheated on their spouse listed by whether or not you grew up as a Mormon (sample size = 1,104):

    Percent ever cheating on spouse

    Grew up Mormon 4.5
    Everyone else 17.6

  16. dicipres says:

    Gender and creativity
    In a study of almost 1,000 Hong Kong children from the 5th through 7th grades, researchers found that while boys and girls had similar means on all ten sub-scales of creativity, the variation for boys was significantly higher for the overall score and for five out of ten sub-scale scores. Boys were particularly diverse on the boundary-breaking sub-scales.

    These findings are similar to IQ research which shows higher variation among males. More of the dummies and the uncreative are found among boys, but so are geniuses and the highly creative. This lab research is consistent with history which is a tale of male accomplishment.

  17. dicipres says:

    Prenatal testosterone and sexual jealousy
    In a new study of 280 people, researchers found that a measure of feminized brain structure (i.e., 2D:4D digit ratio) was associated with less distress at the hypothetical scenario of sexual as opposed to emotional infidelity by an intimate partner. The relationship was observed for men and women together, but not for each group individually. This relationship for the combined groups disappeared when gender was controlled. This supports the conclusion that males’s higher level of prenatal testosterone masculinizes their brains making them more focused than females on sexual infidelity. Men are thought to be more sensitive than women to cues of sexual infidelity to prevent cuckoldry, while females are more sensitive than males to cues of emotional infidelity to prevent loss of parental investment.

  18. dicipres says:

    Workplace sex desegregation and marital infidelity
    While it is not easy to find good ideas in sociology, it’s not impossible. One useful concept is called “exposure” (I’m not sure a discipline really invented it. It’s common sense). It’s simple: behavior depends a lot on ease and opportunity. Why am I good friends with the professor next door, and not the guy down the hall? Simply because I bump into my neighbor all the time. Why are children often beaten by women–the less aggressive sex? One reason is because men are around kids less.

    This truth has conservative implications. For example, it suggests that if you want to reduce the frequency of marital infidelity, reduce the number of men and women who work together.

    The GSS asked: 1) have you ever cheated? and 2) what is your work status? Here are the percentages who have ever been unfaithful:

    Percent ever unfaithful (sample size = 7,890 white women–married or previously married)

    Works full-time 16.9*
    Part-time 13.0*
    Homemaker 8.3
    Retired 8.5

  19. dicipres says:

    Decline in family values continues unabated
    The Family/Gender/Sexual Revolution is a complex phenomenon, but there are signs that the rejection of traditional values continues to spread–50 years after it began

  20. dicipres says:

    S quote from Fate of Empires

    “An increase in the influence of women in public life has often been associated with national decline. The later Romans complained that, although Rome ruled the world, women ruled Rome. In the tenth century, a similar tendency was observable in the Arab Empire, the women demanding admission to the professions hitherto monopolised by men. ‘What,’ wrote the contemporary historian, Ibn Bessam, ‘have the professions of clerk, tax-collector or preacher to do with women? These occupations have always been limited to men alone.’ Many women practised law, while others obtained posts as university professors. There was an agitation for the appointment of female judges, which, however, does not appear to have succeeded.

    Soon after this period, government and public order collapsed, and foreign invaders overran the country. The resulting increase in confusion and violence made it unsafe for women to move unescorted in the streets, with the result that this feminist movement collapsed.”

  21. dicipres says:

    Comment I wrote

    Feminism empowered black women, without a similar initiative to empowering of black men, thus making black men unable to get the social status required to form strong bonds with their women (google hypergamy). Feminism supported sexual promiscuity, fought slut shaming and thus diminished the effect of sex as a mechanism to create strong bonds between men and women. Feminim created vast financial support for single mothers, replacing the father and thus making men irrelevant to the black family. Feminism act to make divorce unshameful, easy and even profitable for women.

    The feminist movement had consistently acted to make black men REDUNDANT to black women, and now this is spreading outside of the black gethos.

    Children, and especially boys, need fathers. Children born to single mothers are statistically much worse of children born in a patriarchal surrounding with a father figure. (e.g

    The black communities are in such a dire state because you and your sisters ruined the status of black men in comparison with women and open the flood gates of sexual promiscuity.

    What the feminist ideology says is “moral” or “justice” and what is required, in practice, to create a healthy society are not the same thing

  22. dicipres says:

    Insulting feminists:
    lobotomized retarded schizophrenic NOW member with a Tourette syndrome

  23. dicipres says:
    The reversal of the gender gap in education and its impact on union
    formation: the end of hypergamy1

  24. dicipres says:

    Click to access genes.pdf

    In order to credibly “sell” legitimate children to their spouse, women must
    forego more attractive mating opportunities. This paper derives the implications
    of this observation for the pattern of matching in marriage markets, the
    dynamics of human capital accumulation, and the evolution of the gene pool.
    A key consequence of the trade-off faced by women is that marriage markets
    will naturally tend to be hypergamous — that is, a marriage is more likely
    to occur, the greater the man’s human capital, and the lower the woman’s
    human capital. As a consequence, it is shown that the equilibrium can only
    be of two types. In the “Victorian” type, all agents marry somebody of the
    same rank in the distribution of income. In the “Sex and the City” (SATC)
    type, women marry men who are better ranked than themselves. There is a
    mass of unmarried men at the bottom of the distribution of human capital,
    and a mass of single women at the top of that distribution. It is shown that
    the economy switches from a Victorian to an SATC equilibrium as inequality
    goes up.
    The model sheds light on how marriage affects the returns to human
    capital for men and women. Absent marriage, these returns are larger for
    women than for men but the opposite may occur if marriage prevails. Finally,
    it is shown that the institution of marriage may or may not favour human
    capital accumulation depending

  25. dicipres says:

    The thrill of terror is passive, masochistic, and implicitly feminine. It is imaginative submission to overwhelming superior force.
    Camilla Paglia

  26. dicipres says:

    Lesbians, like hetero women, are much more likely to initiate divorce.

  27. Anonymous says:

    This article examines the prevalence, predictors and outcomes of unmarried mothers’ repartnering patterns following a nonmarital birth. Results indicate that, within five years after a birth, approximately two-thirds of unmarried mothers end their relationship with the focal child’s biological father, and more than half of these mothers enter new partnerships. Among those who repartnered, 60 percent of mothers formed unions with men who had higher economic capabilities than their former partners, 20 percent formed unions with men of similar capabilities, and 20 percent formed unions with men who had lower capabilities. This pattern holds for both nonresidential and coresidential unions. Our findings are consistent with marriage market, learning and evolutionary biology theories about union formation, and they provide support for qualitative evidence that unmarried mothers have high standards for new partners. While many mothers find new partners who seem to offer a higher level of economic security, many other mothers remain unpartnered, likely due (at least in part) to the limited pool of potential partners with relatively high levels of economic promise.

  28. dicipres says:

    “The research shows that the lower a purported father’s socioeconomic status, the more likely his wife got someone else to father the child.”

  29. Anonymous says:
    Rapid sexual involvement may have adverse long-term implications for relationship quality. This study examined the tempo of sexual intimacy and subsequent relationship quality in a sample of married and cohabiting men and women. Data come from the Marital and Relationship Survey, which provides information on nearly 600 low- to moderate-income couples living with minor children. Over one third of respondents became sexually involved within the first month of the relationship. Bivariate results suggested that delaying sexual involvement was associated with higher relationship quality across several dimensions. The multivariate results indicated that the speed of entry into sexual relationships was negatively associated with marital quality, but only among women. The association between relationship tempo and relationship quality was largely driven by cohabitation. Cohabiting may result in poorer quality relationship because rapid sexual involvement early in the romantic relationship is associated with entrance into shared living.

  30. “Game/MRA references | A Guide for a Young Patriarch” was indeed
    a truly excellent post, . Keep writing and I’ll continue reading through! Thanks -Christina

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