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1 Sociology of the Family Department of Sociology Prof. Mouzon Remarriage 1 2 Facts About Remarriage 3 Remarriages comprise roughly half of all marriages Remarriage relatively common but have declined somewhat since 1972 Cohabitation rather than remarriage Economic constraints/uncertainty ¾ of divorced women remarry within 10 years Historical trends: most remarriage due to widowhood, not divorce
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2 Quick Facts About Remarriage Average time to remarriage: 4 years after divorce 30% within one year About 1/3 of all Americans will marry, divorce and remarry. The risk of divorce is greater for 2 nd than for 1 st marriages. Divorce occurs more quickly in remarriages than 1 st marriages. 4 Facts About Remarriage Who do people remarry? 61% marry divorcees, 35% marry singles, 4% marry widowers Remarriages among older people are increasing, though at some cost Gender differences: Increasing age reduces the odds of remarriage for women, increases the odds of remarriage for men Higher income reduces the odds of remarriage for women, increases the odds of remarriage for men (same for education) 5 Facts About Remarriage Some religions (i.e., Catholic Church) does not recognize remarriage Race/ethnic differences in remarriage 6 42% 23% 29% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% NH White NH Black Latina 3-Year Remarriage Rates Among Women, By Race/Ethnicity
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3 The Uniqueness of Remarriage The Advantages of Remarriage: People are more likely to carefully chose a second mate. People are older and more mature when they remarry.
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