Current Research Exhibits U.S. Divorce Charges Are Falling & Marriages Are Really Lasting Longer
#Roommates, according to recent studies, couples seem to be holding out as U.S. divorce rates drop! According to Institute For Fam, divorce hit a record low in America as of 2019. Out of 1,000 marriages last year, only 14.9 ended in divorce, according to data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.
In fact, this is the lowest divorce rate in 50 years! If you look closely at the statistics, both divorce rates and marriage rates appear to be falling in America. People take longer to get married and attribute this to their careers and pursuit of higher education. College graduates and economically better off Americans are more likely to get married and stay married.
According to a TIME article, despite popular belief, divorce rates have steadily declined since the 1980s. As mentioned earlier, it takes millennials a little longer to walk down the aisle. What used to be considered the “right to transition into adulthood” is now a well thought-out decision. Areas like education, careers, and travel are a priority for so many people who have been married for longer, and statistics have cut that notion ten-fold. According to TIME: “The November 14 census figures show that the median age at first marriage in the US is now nearly 30 years for men and 28 years for women, up from 27 and 25 years in 2003. That doesn’t mean that Millennials have stopped living with someone they like. Coexistence is becoming the norm in most of the westernized countries. “
Earlier this week, a screenshot with the question “Why doesn’t marriages last as long as our grandparents’ generation?” quickly became known. And although many people in the comments attributed it to social media as the reason why, it turns out, marriages last. Just something to think about about roomies!
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