Dating to marriage statistics

03-Jan-2017 10:38

For a variety of reasons, “divorce rates have dropped sharply since peaking in the late 1970s,” she observes.Parker-Pope frequently reports on current marriage research in the Times.Fact #1: Most men are still in love with their wives when they cheat.

She is concerned that misleading statistics have “trained a generation to be ambivalent about marriage and divorce.” People are left asking, “If half of all married couples are getting divorced, what’s the big deal?

They found that African Americans age 35 and older were more likely to be married than White Americans from 1890 until sometime around the 1960s.

Not only did they swap places during the 60s but in 1980 the number of NEVER married African Americans began a staggering climb from about 10% to more than 25% by 2010 while the percentage for White women remained under 10% and just over 10% for White men.

Marriage has been a declining institution among all Americans and this decline is even more evident in the Black community.

In 2014 only 29% of African Americans were married compared to 48% of all Americans.

She is concerned that misleading statistics have “trained a generation to be ambivalent about marriage and divorce.” People are left asking, “If half of all married couples are getting divorced, what’s the big deal?They found that African Americans age 35 and older were more likely to be married than White Americans from 1890 until sometime around the 1960s.Not only did they swap places during the 60s but in 1980 the number of NEVER married African Americans began a staggering climb from about 10% to more than 25% by 2010 while the percentage for White women remained under 10% and just over 10% for White men.Marriage has been a declining institution among all Americans and this decline is even more evident in the Black community.In 2014 only 29% of African Americans were married compared to 48% of all Americans.This is because a higher percentage of Black women are divorced and widowed than men.