The State of Our Unions: New Study Reports Growing 'Marriage Gap'

Amy Lee, Huffington Post, 12/6/2010

Affluent, well-educated Americans are enjoying increasingly stable, strong marriages, even as marital happiness is plummeting and the chances of divorce are rising among middle Americans. These are among the startling findings of "When Marriage Disappears: The Retreat from Marriage in Middle America," a new study released by the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia and New York's Center for Marriage and Families at the Institute for American Values... The results – culled from three nationally-representative surveys conducted between 1972 to 2008 – paint a bleak picture for most American families. Perhaps the most alarming finding is the tangible shift in key markers of marriage stability among middle Americans...

Subjects: Family, Marriage


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