People under the age of 45 have found a novel way to differentiate themselves from their elders: They’re staying married. New data show younger couples are approaching relationships very differently from baby boomers, who married young, divorced, remarried and so on.
Generation X and especially millennials are being more selective about who they marry, tying the knot at older ages when education, careers and finances are on track. The result is a divorce rate in the U.S. that dropped 18 per cent from 2008 to 2016.
People who study demographics already knew the divorce rate was falling… their question was why? Analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data suggests fundamental is going on. The divorce rate’s decline isn’t a reflection of a decline in marriages. Rather, it’s evidence that marriages today have a greater chance of lasting than marriages did ten years ago.
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