Keywords

marriage, economic consequences, economy, money, love

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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