Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Marriage Rates by State

Slate ran an article on which states have a higher multiple marriage rate ("The states where second (and third and fourth marriages) are most common," by Jordan Weissman 3/13/2015).  According to the map accompanying the article 20% of Pennsylvanians over the age of 15 have been married more than once.  That is below the national average.

The article is based on a US Census Bureau report, which also provides statistics on marriage rates by educational level, age, and income ("Remarriage in the United States," by Jamie M. Lewis and Rose M. Kreider, March 2015).  It supports articles I've read showing that marriage, and long lasting marriage, is becoming a perk / privilege of the wealthy and well-educated.  This should be of serious concern.

Interesting stuff.

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