National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles

Document Type

Report

Abstract

The marriage rate in the U.S. has fallen over the last 25 years, while the rate of premarital cohabitation has increased (Cherlin 2020; FP-17-05). In 1995, the marriage rate was about 45 per 1,000 women, falling to about 31 per 1,000 women by 2020 (FP-20-21). Using data from the 1995 and 2020 Current Population Survey, this family profile investigates 25 years of change in marriage among women aged 18-49. Updating FP-15-17, the profile also examines variation in the share of women ever married by age, race/ethnicity, and educational attainment.

Publication Date

2020

Publisher

National Center for Family and Marriage Research

DOI

https://doi.org/10.25035/ncfmr/fp-20-29

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