The chance of a marriage ending in divorce was lower for people with more education, with over half of marriages of those who did not complete high school having ended in divorce compared with approximately 30 percent of marriages of college graduates.
In their 2007 study, Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers used data from the 2001 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) to examine marriage and divorce patterns up to age 45 for cohorts born in 1940–19–1955.
We did the long-distance thing the entire time we were in college, and although we remained faithful to each other, we were also able to have our own experiences, our own friends, and our own lives.
He went out to bars in the city with friends from work; I went out dancing with my roommates and spent weekends at the beach.
We promise they're chock-full of all the cliquey drama, backstabbing friends, and awkward first-date moments that made high school equal parts exhilarating and nightmarish!
Most people look back fondly on their high school sweethearts; I look across the table at mine at dinner every night.
But we always knew we would end up together, and once I was done with school, I moved to San Francisco to be with him.
When I tell people that now, as an adult, the response is pretty positive.
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.
The rise of the women’s liberation movement, the advent of the sexual revolution, and an increase in women’s labor force participation altered perceptions of gender roles within marriage during the last 50 years.
Cultural norms changed in ways that decreased the aversion to being single and increased the probability of cohabitation.