Notes 2.28.08 - 2/28/08 Singlehood Overview Singlehood...

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2/28/08 Singlehood Overview Singlehood Demographics Categories of singles Reasons for singlehood Types of singles Living alone Dating & mate selection
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Terminology Single – not married – census data. Does not mean uninvolved or unattached  with romantic partner Singles may include heterosexual  cohabitating couples, same-sex couple,  daters. Overlap with singlehood & living alone.
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Demographics Number of singles in U.S. has increased. Increase in absolute number. 37.5 million – 1970 vs. 100 million - 2005 Increase in relative proportions. 28% - 1970 vs. 41% - 2005
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3 Demographic  Categories of Singles Divorced (Single Again) over were divorced. Divorce rate is no longer increase since 90s. Approximately 50% of all marriages end in  divorce.
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Widowed remained same. Women are more likely to be widowed than men. Same pattern - whites, Hispanics, & African- Americans. widowed.
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Never-married Usually young.
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