National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles

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This family profile updates previous profiles on the marriage-to-divorce ratio (FP-20-26; FP-19-24; FP-19-03; FP-17-01; FP-15-19) and examines state variation in the ratio of marriages to divorces. Please note, the standard 2020 ACS 1-year data products will not be released due to the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic on data collection and data quality (for more information click here). As such, the estimates in this report for the year 2020 were derived from NCFMR analyses of ACS 1-year Experimental PUMS data. We calculate national and state level marriage-to-divorce ratios by dividing the number of women’s marriages by the number of women’s divorces in a given year.

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National Center for Family and Marriage Research