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The Death (and Life) Of Marriage In America
First Posted: 02/ 8/2012 6:06 pm Updated: 02/ 8/2012 6:06 pm


National Marriage Week USA kicks off today, and for many people, a national booster movement for marriage could not come any sooner. The recession did a number on American matrimony, as you've surely heard. The collapse in marriage rates is cited as one of the most important symptoms -- or is it a cause? -- of economic malaise for the middle class. But the statistics aren't always what they seem, and the reasons behind marriage's so-called decline aren't all negative.At first blush, the institution of marriage is crumbling. In 1960, 72% of all adults over 18 were married. By 2010, the number fell to 51%. You can fault the increase in divorces that peaked in the 1970s. Or you could just blame the twentysomethings. The share of married adults 18-29 plunged from from 59% in 1960 to 20% in 2010. Twenty percent!


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Post time 2012-2-10 14:42:19 |Display all floors
How about Chinese?

I heard a big increased divorce rate from this couple years.

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Post time 2012-2-12 17:54:43 |Display all floors
american is so cold

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Post time 2012-2-12 19:35:30 |Display all floors
greatlady Post time: 2012-2-10 13:42
How about Chinese?

I heard a big increased divorce rate from this couple years.

Exactly, over 50% I read somewhere, but only marginally so...but still, it's a bit bad looking for the marriages in China if this is truly the case. So much for marrying for money and property huh? Maybe it is "better to smile on a bike than cry in a BMW" after all!

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Post time 2012-2-19 01:50:39 |Display all floors
even some couples do not get divorced ,but their love have died already.

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Post time 2012-2-19 02:30:05 |Display all floors
The standard of living has been going down for the past thirty years in the US and marriage has gone with it. Raising children is too expensive so the birth rate among the white former middle class has been going down too.
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Marriage in China is dying too
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