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Are Marriage Statistics Divorced from Reality?

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Luscombe, Belinda.
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This article questions the oft-quoted statistic that 50% of all marriages end in divorce. Research findings are cited that indicate 23% of college graduates who married in the 1970s divorced within 10 years, while only 16% of those who wed in the 1990s divorced. The impact of marrying age is discussed, as well as findings that indicate less-educated, lower-income couples divorce more often than college graduates.

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