marriage, economic consequences, economy, money, love
It has been well documented that over the last few decades we have seen a substantial increase in the median age of marriage in the United States. In fact, we are currently at all-time historic highs in these trends. According to the Current Population Survey from the U.S. Census, the median age of marriage right now is nearly 29 years of age for men and 27 years of age for women. Given the trajectory of this trend over the last several years, we are quickly approaching a time in our culture where half of marriages will occur for individuals after the age of 30, quite different from what we have seen in previous generations.
Original Publication Citation
Carroll, J. S. (2016). For Love or Money? The Economic Consequences of Delayed Marriage. The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy, 30 (1), 1-17.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Carroll, Jason S., "For Love or Money? The Economic Consequences of Delayed Marriage" (2016). Faculty Publications. 4363.
The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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