An article in The New York Times reads: "Millennial men — ages 18 to early 30s — have much more egalitarian attitudes about family, career and gender roles inside marriage than generations before them, according to a variety of research by social scientists.
Yet they struggle to achieve their goals once they start families, researchers say." That's possibly because of a relative lack of family-friendly policies in the American workplace.
Below, Business Insider has collected some of the starkest contrasts between the way millennials and their predecessors approach married life.
Just imagine how different marriage will look in another 30 years.
The institution of marriage is constantly evolving.
A 2017 paper for the Council on Contemporary Families found that young adults ages 18 to 25 have grown less supportive of gender equality in the home since the mid-90s.
An analysis by Nicholas Wolfinger, a professor at the University of Utah, published on the conservative-leaning Institute for Family Studies blog, suggests that older Americans (55 and older) are now more likely to have sex outside their marriages than younger Americans (55 and younger).
Specifically, people born between 19 report the highest rates of extramarital sex — several percentage points higher than people in their 20s and 30s.
Compare that to just 19% of Americans who married before 1960.
According to a survey conducted on behalf of Best Buy, and highlighted in Glamour in 2015, 70% of newlyweds say their weddings were more elaborate than their parents'.