I happened upon this chart at the St. Louis Fed of all places whenst doing research for something else.
Throughout the whole report they forgot to make one major adjustment or distinction;
A married man's wages must be divvied up amongst a family.
A single man gets to keep it all himself...of course minus the taxes we pay to subsidize all the married mens' children through school.
Still, that Pontiac Solstice is better looking than any brand new newborn baby I've seen. And more affordable.
Though, a rather cynical FEMALE friend of mine suggested another theory;
"Married men know how to obey. You single boys just go and do whatever you want and goof around!"
Yes we do.