Interpreting Divorce Rates and Ages in Light of Marriage Rates and Ages


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"... Traditionally, later marriage has meant a lesser chance of divorce. The problem for Gen X is that in recent years, even as the age of first marriages has risen, the divorce rate for people in their 20s and 30s has held steady. "We would have expected the divorce rate to go down under
those circumstances," says University of Wisconsin demographer Larry Bumpass.
"It implies that people marrying at later ages are divorcing at higher rates than they used to."
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From "Can Generation Xers--many of them the children of divorce--make their own
marriages last?"
By Kendall Hamilton and Pat Wingert, on the Smart Marriages Listserv Archive

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