Chapter 8 \u2013 Marriage and Cohabitation - Chapter 8 Marriage and Cohabitation Trends Related to Marriage In US There has been an overall decline in

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Chapter 8 – Marriage and Cohabitation Trends Related to Marriage In US There has been an overall decline in marriage o After the baby boom, there was an equal decline o ‘Retreat from marriage’ Marriage rates have declined more rapidly for some (racial-ethnic) groups than for others Marriage is increasingly concentrated among those with higher education and income Decline of Marriage AKA the retreat of marriage Individuals marrying later + divorce more frequent = adults spend less time being married overall than in the past o Marriage rates have fallen by more than half since 1970 o Marriage rates have fallen by about 2/3 since 1950 Marriages per 1,000 Never Married Women (1950-2011) o Figure 8.1 Changing Culture of Marriage Most people still value marriage and hold it as ideal BUT Marriage is increasingly becoming more of a symbolic achievement that we can only do once we reach a level of social and economic security We will get married when …
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