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Millennials Are Causing the U.S. Divorce Rate to Decline

Millennials Are Causing the U.S. Divorce Rate to Decline

New data show younger couples are approaching relationships very differently from baby boomers, who married young, divorced, remarried and so on.

Generation X and especially millennials are being pickier about who they marry, tying the knot at older ages when education, careers and finances are on track.

The result is a U.S. divorce rate that dropped 18 percent from 2008 to 2016, according to an analysis by University of Maryland sociology professor Philip Cohen.

“The characteristics of young married couples today signal a sustained decline [in divorce rates] in the coming years.”

“One of the reasons for the decline is that the married population is getting older and more highly educated,” Cohen said.

Source: time.com
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