Category Archives: Marriage Trends

How old should a woman have to be to legally marry with her parents’ consent?

Gallup posed this question to Americans in one of its earliest polls, in 1937. At the time, 53% thought “girls” should be 18 years old to legally marry with parental agreement. The rest had opposing views: 25% said girls should have to … Continue reading

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What's wrong with infidelity?

Attitudes towards sex and sexual morality have changed dramatically in the past few decades, with ever fewer Westerners clucking over such things as premarital sex or love between two men or two women, but infidelity is still seen as a … Continue reading

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Single moms are five times more likely to be poor than married moms

Few institutions in America have evolved over the last 50 years quite like motherhood. More women are having their children later in life. Or they’re doing so in less traditional ways: before marriage, without marriage, or with unmarried partners. Single motherhood has grown so common in America that demographers now believe half of all children […]

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The Divorce Rate Is Not Going Down, And If It Is, Marriage Is Still In Shambles

According to The New York Times’ Claire Cain Miller, the conventional wisdom that half of all marriages end in divorce and that the divorce rates are climbing is wrong — divorce peaked in the 1970s and 1980s, and has dropped … Continue reading

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Raising Kids and Running a Household: How Working Parents Share the Load

Family life is changing, and so, too, is the role mothers and fathers play at work and at home. As more mothers have entered the U.S. workforce in the past several decades,the share of two-parent households in which both parents work full time now stands at 46%, up from 31% in 1970. At the same […]

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Raising Kids and Running a Household: How Working Parents Share the Load

Family life is changing, and so, too, is the role mothers and fathers play at work and at home. As more mothers have entered the U.S. workforce in the past several decades,the share of two-parent households in which both parents … Continue reading

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Single moms are five times more likely to be poor than married moms

Few institutions in America have evolved over the last 50 years quite like motherhood. More women are having their children later in life. Or they’re doing so in less traditional ways: before marriage, without marriage, or with unmarried partners. Single … Continue reading

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Prenuptial agreements increase likelihood of family business failure

The rule of thumb is that 50% of marriages end in divorce, and the probability is over 75% if you run a family business. The added stress of managing a business and working with in-laws can negatively impact a marriage. … Continue reading

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Growing Number of Adults Have Remarried

In 1960 85% of American adults had been wed at least once; last year just 70% could say the same. Young people are proving particularly reluctant to try: 28% of men aged between 25 and 34 in 2010—and 23% of … Continue reading

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Reasons to get a prenuptial agreement

Reasons why people get a prenuptial agreement:

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