Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 (NLSY79)—a survey of people born during the 1957–1964 period—this study examines the marriage and divorce patterns for a cohort of young baby boomers up to age 46.
In particular, the study focuses on differences in marriage and divorce patterns by educational attainment and by age at marriage.
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In the NLSY79, women in this cohort were more likely to marry and to remarry than were men.
In addition, marriages of women were more likely to end in divorce, as were marriages that began at younger ages.
My husband and I met when I was a junior in high school, and we've been together for the last 17 years.
When I tell people that now, as an adult, the response is pretty positive.
Students study core subjects, including language arts, mathematics, history, and science, and choose from an ever-growing variety of electives including Bible and Spanish.
But earlier on in our relationship, we endured a lot of judginess.
We hadn't played the field enough; we were limiting our options; we were holding each other back.
I know the people around us had visions of us having a baby too soon, getting stuck in our hometown, missing out on life experiences, and eventually splitting up.
And that's fair; that's the way it goes for a lot of people. We weren't codependent, and we didn't miss out on our college experiences.