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When Marriage Disappears

When Marriage Disappears Drawing on the latest national data, the 2010 edition of the State of Our Unions concludes that marriage is in trouble among so-called "Middle Americans". The data indicates that trends in non-marital childbearing, divorce and marital quality in Middle America increasingly resemble those of the poor, many of whose marriages are fragile. However, among the highly educated and affluent, marriage is stable and appears to be getting even stronger - yet more evidence of America's "marriage gap. 65.9% 61.9% 58.9% 56.9% 54.7% 1960 50.6% 1970 1980 1990 2000 2009 Percentage of Women Age 15 and Older Who Were Married How to Decrease Your Risk of Divorce 25+ -30% risk -25% risk -24% risk -24% risk -14% risk -14% risk if you earn over $50,000 if you have graduated college if you have a baby 7 months into a marriage if you marry over 25 years of age if your parents are still together if you have a religious annually affiliation The 6 Social Indicators of Marital Health and Wellbeing Marriage Divorce Cohabitation 100% 100% 100% 80 80 80 60 60 60 40 40 40 20 20 20 Moderately Moderately educate loderately educated educated Percentage in Intact First Marriages 25-60 Years Old Percentage Change of Divorce / Separation Within 10 Years of First Marriage, 15-44 Women Percentage of Women 25-44 Years Old Who Have Ever Cohabited O 1970's O 1970-1974 • 1995-1999 1988 • 2000's • 2006-2008 6.61 73.5 2009 1960 22.6 1980 16.4 9.2 2009 36 1960 0.42 2009 1960 Number of Marriages per 1,000 Unmarried Women Aged 15 and Older Number of Divorces per 1,000 Married Women Aged 15 and Older Number of Cohabiting, Unmarried Adult Couples of the Opposite Sex (millions) Loss of Child Centeredness Fragile Families Teen Attitudes 100% 100% 100% 1976 1960 1960 80 80 80 2007 2009 2009 60 60 40 40 20 20 9661 066 066L 1986 1980 1980 Percentage of Households with a Child Percentage of Children Under Age 18 Living with A Single Parent Percentage of High School Seniors Who Said Having a Good Marriage and Homelife is 'Extremely Important Under 18 2.558 Girls 3.65 2009 1960 Boys 68.8 2007 63 2007 44.9 1976 2.09 2009 0.197 32.3 1960 1976 Percentage of High School Seniors Who Agreed That it's a Good ldea for a Couple to Live Together Before Getting Married to Get to Know One Another Fertility Rates of Women Age 15-44 Number of Cohabiting, Unmarried Couples of the Opposite Sex with One Child or More (Millions) Source: "The State of Our Unions - Marriage in America 2010" Report by The University of Virginia All figures quoted are concerning the USA Graphic by Tiffany Farrant-Gonzalez | Twitter @fallenblossom Least educated Pajeɔnna AjubH educated Least educated educated Least educated educaterd 1981 1970

When Marriage Disappears

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Based on information from 2010 edition of "State of our Unions," this infographic provides information about marriage, divorce and the elements in marriage that lead to divorce vs. those that decrease...

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