Posts Tagged ‘entertaining’

No Dinner Invitations?

In the flurry of research about Americans’ social ties conducted over the last decade or two, one trend stands out sharply: Americans are inviting people over less often.

Source: tbn97 via flickr

This is not to say, however, that Americans are seeing their friends and relatives less often. But it does appear that “entertaining” people in the home is a diminishing habit. How come?

(Full disclosure: This post also serves as a “trailer” for a book of mine due out this winter, Still Connected: Family and Friends in America since 1970, Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2011.)


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