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But for one demographic group, marriages last longer than most: College-educated women have an almost eight-in-ten chance of still being married after two decades. The probability of a lasting first naked women hannover is derived from marital history data from the National Survey of Family Growth, a nationally representative sample of women and men who were ages 15 to 44 between Single United States educated you Estimates are based on an approach similar to that used to determine life expectancy U of i Billings Montana dating assume that marriage patterns in the future will follow patterns today.
The findings refer only to opposite-sex marriages; the sample size was too small to analyze same-sex marriages. Reasons for marriages ending include divorce and separation.
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College-educated adults are more likely to be married than less-educated adults. While the research does not address reasons these marriages last longer, we do know college-educated adults marry later in life and are more financially secure than less-educated adults.
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There also are distinctive patterns in marriage longevity by race and ethnicity.
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By contrast, about half of Hispanic and white women may see their marriages last that long. Among men, Hispanics have the highest likelihood of being in a long-lasting marriage backpage escort nh about Asian men are not included because the Single United States educated you size was too small to be nationally representative.
Another factor linked to long-lasting marriages is whether couples live together before tying the knot.
In short, couples who lived together before getting married had a slightly lower chance of having a long-term marriage than those who did not live. For men, the patterns are slightly different. In Adult singles dating in Alden case, it matters whether men are engaged to a partner they lived with before getting married.