Although the U.S. marriage rate has dropped dramatically over the past few decades, the rate and magnitude of the decline varies across demographic groups. Using data from the National Vital Statistics, Decennial Censuses, and the American Community Survey, this profile charts marriage patterns since 1900 for women aged 15 and older. It also includes more detailed information disaggregated by race/ethnicity and educational attainment. This profile is an update of FP-18-17 and FP-13-13.
Schweizer, Valerie J., "FP-20-21 Marriage: More than a Century of Change, 1900-2018" (2020). National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles. 236.
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