The discussion is lively and captivating. The statistics (an area many people find stultifying), are used to trace the changes of society's makeup over time periods throughout history. It is amazing to see the ebb and flow of the numbers of single women over the years. For instance, many women living in the eastern U.S. were left without men to marry when a great number of the able-bodied men headed west for the Gold Rush and western pioneer life. Then again, women moved into the work force in great numbers during the war years (think of Rosie the Riveter), and then there was an upsurge of marriages as men returned home from the front lines. It is very interesting to read and watch the developments over the years that have led to today's situation with women choosing to stay single or to focus on their careers during their earlier adulthood, putting off marriage and families until later on.
If you are interested in social theory or explorations of historical trends, then this can be added to your to-be-read pile. I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.