Knot yet - the benefits and costs of delayed marriage in America


  
Abstract

  This report looks beyond popular understandings of con­temporary twentysomething life to explore how delayed marriage in America affects today’s young women, men, and their children, as well as some of the reasons behind this shift. Later marriage cannot be called breaking news, nor can it be described as simply good news or bad. Over the last four decades, the age for tying the knot has risensteadily for all educational and socioeconomic groups, from tax lawyers to sanitation workers, bankers to lab technicians, professors to Walmart cashiers. The median age of marriage for women is now nearly 27; for men, almost 29. A historically large number of young adults are single well into their thirties. 

Source
nationalmarriageproject.org/wp-content/.../KnotYet-FinalForWeb.pdf
Author

KAY HYMOWITZ, JASON S. CARROLL, W. BRADFORD WILCOX, AND KELLEEN KAYE

Country

GLOBAL

Contact Details

marriage@virginia.edu

Year Of Publication

2013