The States of Marriage and Divorce

The veritable Pew Research people have published a fascinating new study showing, among other things, that:

In Arkansas and Oklahoma, men and women marry young — half of first-time brides in these states were 24 or younger on their wedding day. These states also have above-average shares of women who divorced in 2007-2008.1

It’s the opposite state of affairs in Massachusetts and New York. Their residents marry late — half of ever-married New York men were older than 30 when they first wed. These states also have below-average shares of men and women who divorced in 2007-2008.

The most interesting parts of the study are the maps, though:


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  • Toni

    Please check code…every state I roll over is Washington!