PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A new study from Bowling Green State University suggests that less women are getting married and when they do they are waiting longer.
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According to the study “Marriage: More than a Century of Change,” the U.S. marriage rate has dropped to 31.1, or 31 marriages for every 1,000 married women.
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The study also found that the average age of a woman when s first marriage is 27-years-old and women are now less likely to remarry.
Researchers used data from the National Vital Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau.
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