Census Bureau proposes dropping some marriage and divorce questions
The U.S. Census Bureau has proposed dropping a series of questions about marriage and divorce from its largest household survey of Americans, touching off a debate about the usefulness of such data.
Tying the knot again? Chances are, there’s a bigger age gap than the first time around
Not only are men who have recently remarried more likely than those beginning a first marriage to have a spouse who is younger; in many cases, she is much younger. Some 20% of men who are newly remarried have a wife who is at least 10 years their junior, and another 18% married a woman who is 6-9 years younger.
Growing Number of Americans Have Remarried
In 2013, 40% of new marriages in the U.S. included at least one partner who had been married before. Almost 42 million Americans have been married more than once, up from 22 million in 1980.
Mapping the Marriage Market for Young Adults
Pew Research Center has compiled census data on the number of unmarried men and women ages 25 to 34 in many of the nation’s metropolitan areas and sorted the data by employment status.
The best and worst cities for women looking to marry
Young adults who would like to get married naturally start looking for love in the community they live in, but it turns out that in some parts of the country, the odds may be against them.
Record Share of Americans Have Never Been Married
One-in-five adults ages 25 and older have never married, up from 9% in 1960. Shifting public attitudes toward marriage, hard economic times and changing demographic patterns may have all played a role.
5 facts about today’s fathers
As the American family changes, fatherhood is changing in important and sometimes surprising ways.
5 questions (and answers) about American moms today
Today’s American mothers look far different from the mothers celebrated 100 years ago.
5 facts about the modern American family
In 1960, 37% of households included a married couple raising their own children. More than a half-century later, just 16% of households look like that.
How American Couples Use Technology
The internet, cell phones and social media have become key actors in the lives of many American couples. Technology is a source of support and communication as well as tension, and couples say it has both good and bad impacts on their relationships.