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Life-Span Human Development  9th Edition

Life-Span Human Development (9th Edition)

Book Edition9th Edition
Author(s)Rider, Sigelman
ISBN9781337100731
PublisherCengage Learning
SubjectPsychology
Section 15.1: Understanding the Family
Making Connections
Section 15.2: The Infant
Checking Mastery
Making Connections
Section 15.3: The Child
Making Connections
Section 15.4: The Adolescent
Checking Mastery
Making Connections
Section 15.5: The Adult
Making Connections
Section 15.6: Diverse Family Experiences
Making Connections
Section 15.7: The Problem of Family Violence
Checking Mastery
Making Connections
Chapter 15, Section 15.1, Do You Know Today's American Family, Exercise 1
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Do you have a good feel for characteristics of American family life today? Fill in the blanks below with a number you would guess is close to the correct percentage and then compare your answers with the statistics in the section "A Changing System in a Changing World" on pages 470-471. Read that section a bit more closely if your guesses are wildly different from the real percentages.

 

What percentage of adults can be expected to marry at some point in their lives?

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Research studies ascertain that most people get married at some phase/point in life.

Explanation

Studies have suggested that in the present changing scenario, more adults pertain to remaining as 'single' or 'never getting married' compared to the past. This does not reflect that the concept of marriage has become the ancient style of the century. Apparently, research rationales ascertain, that 90% of the adults at some juncture in life get married. In the year 1961, the average age of marriage for a man and woman was twenty-three and twenty, respectively. However, in the recent scenario, the average age of getting married has substantially increased for both men and women at twenty-nine and twenty-seven respectively.

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  • 90%

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