Making Census Of Marriage Trends

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Making Census Of Marriage Trends
What’s needed to understand the facts and determine if it's possible to create Better Marriages

First the facts; the census brought to light both good news and bad news about marriage. According to the census, there are more “never-been-married” singles, ages 25 to 34, in the U.S. than married. The data shows that for the first time, the proportion of people between the ages of 25 and 34 who have “never been married” exceeded the number of people married in 2009—46.3% versus 44.9%.

While at first blush, this may seem to give way to the argument that fewer people are getting married and therefore, marriage is growing obsolete, they also offer this second fact: people are marrying later in life with the average age in 2009 for a first marriage being 28 for men and 26 for women. This trend in getting married later in life is reflective of two things: our current economic struggles and a growing maturity when it comes to entering marriage.

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