America’s Divorce Rate Continues to Fall. Here’s Why.

by admin on June 4, 2019

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Even though divorce has become much more culturally acceptable in the US, fewer and fewer Americans are opting to divorce their spouses.

In fact, since 2008 America’s divorce rate has dropped by more than 18% and has been steadily declining since 1980.

In 2017, there were only 2.9 divorces per 100,000 individuals.

The reasons for the continual dip? Younger Americans are being more cautious with the idea of marriage by waiting longer to decide, by getting their financials in order, and by marrying someone based on love and common interests rather than social obligation.

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In 1890, the average age of married individuals was 26 for males and 22 for females. Now, the average age for a man in a marriage is 30 and for a woman 28.

According to experts, Americans under 45 increasingly believe that achieving strong individual development is a prerequisite for a commitment such as marriage.

On the other hand, divorced Americans aged 50 and up has increased from about 1 in 10 in 1990 to 1 in 4 in 2010.

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