Category Archives: Marriage

Another View of the Gender Earnings Gap

  Written by: Jamie M. Lewis, Ph.D., Statistician, Fertility and Family Statistics Branch In 2014, the female-to-male earnings ratio stood at 0.79, indicating that the median earnings of women who worked full time, year-round was 79 percent of what their … Continue reading

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A Gray Revolution in Living Arrangements

Written by: Jonathan Vespa and Emily Schondelmyer The last 50 years have witnessed a revolution in young adult living arrangements, which are now more diverse than at any time since World War II. The transformation is not limited to young … Continue reading

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Singles, Mingles and Wedding Jingles: Partnerships and Living Arrangements from 1967 to 2014

Written by: Emily Schondelmyer and Jonathan Vespa For nearly half a century, the Census Bureau has been collecting data on America’s living arrangements. Young adults age 18 to 34 have experienced significant changes in who they live with when compared … Continue reading

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Who Faces More Family Instability: Married or Nonmarried First-Time Mothers?

Written by: Lindsay M. Monte In the Fertility of Women in the United States: 2012 report, we use June 2012 Current Population Survey data to examine family instability. A common definition of family instability is considered to be changes in the … Continue reading

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Marrying Older, But Sooner?

Written By: Jonathan Vespa The age when Americans marry for the first time has risen to its highest point since the 1950s. Although true, there is more to the story. With life expectancy increasing, Americans today are actually marrying sooner … Continue reading

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