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Marriage ‘gap’ narrows among white women regardless of education, report finds…….

You don’t have to tell about this…..

I have son’s….

They would never have gotten married without money….

As a matter of fact……

They aren’t in ANY hurry to get married……They ALL have college….

YOUNG people very seldom get married these days is correct….

 

 

A new report shows that the once-large marriage gap for white women turned around starting with a cohort of women who were born in the early 1970s. Those women, now ages 35 to 39, have been as likely to marry as those who did not graduate from college, according to the report by the Pew Research Center.

For both groups, an analysis of 2008 figures shows 84 percent had married at some point before age 40.

“It’s a historic reversal,” said Richard Fry, author of the study. “There was a time in the early 20th century when there was a huge marriage gap.”The finding, based on data from the Census Bureau, comes as part of a larger analysis that shows a closing of the college marriage gap overall. Now, across the population, the typical age of marriage is 28 for both those who complete higher education and those who don’t take that path or in some cases don’t finish.

But looking deeper at the trend, researchers found that much of this shift has been driven by a declining likelihood of marriage among men and women without college degrees.

“Young adults today believe you shouldn’t get married until you’re economically secure,” says Andrew Cherlin, a Johns Hopkins sociologist who studies marriage. “Until at least the young man has a steady job, the young adults won’t marry. Marriage becomes something you do after you get a decent job, not before.”

 

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October 7, 2010 - Posted by | Family, Men, Other Things, Updates, Women | ,

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