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

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

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Marrying Older, But Sooner?

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Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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A Look at Interracial and Interethnic Married Couple Households in the U.S. in 2010

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Tweet Written By: Rose M. Kreider Marriages among couples of different races or ethnicities have increased from about 8 percent in 2000 to 10 percent in 2010 for householders and their spouses. But what are the most common types of … Continue reading

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How Long Do Marriages Last?

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Tweet Written by: Diana Elliott, US Census Bureau Many Americans stay married and have long marriages. Did you know that the median duration of American women’s first marriages in 2009 was 20.8 years? Even when American women remarry, the median … Continue reading

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How Many Trips Do We Take Down the Aisle?

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Tweet Written by: Rose Kreider, Family Demographer, US Census Bureau Fertility & Family Statistics Branch Most of us take only one trip down the aisle. Among all currently married couples in 2009, 72 percent were made up of a man … Continue reading

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