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A Half-Century of Singles in the US

A Half-Century of SINGLES in the US Bella DePaulo, author of Singled Out and the "Living Single" blog at Psychology Today, Offers this look at the rise of Singles in United States 1960 2010 28% 49% Adults, 18 and older, who are Single (always single, divorced, separated, or widowed) 16% 58% Adults, ages 25-29, who had never been married 28.7% 26.5% MEN WOMEN 22.8% 20.3% Median age of First Marraige (for those who marry) 39% People who believe that marraige is becoming obsolete 2011 13% 28% 1-Person Households Adults in qualifying workplaces who can take time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act to care for someone other than a son, daughter, or parent who has a serious medical condition. 100% 0% Married People Single People Adults who can leave their Social Security survivor benefits to someone other than a child. 100% 0% Married People People who have always been Single Adults eligible to receive Social Security Survivor benefits (among adults who are not disabled) 100% 0% Married People People who have always been Single

A Half-Century of Singles in the US

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Check out the image for a contrast between the rise of singles in the United States over the past half-century, and the second-class citizenship of those same single people with regard to benefits and...


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