Surveys reveal that young adults and teens are increasingly apprehensive about marriage. Is velcro becoming the fabric of relationships?
Fewer Americans are getting married and greater numbers are postponing divorce. While declining marriage rates may be unrelated to the recession, economics are causing many couples to delay costly divorces. Both trends mean fewer children are likely to grow up in homes with both biological parents.
A recent national study reveals a reversal in long-standing marital patterns. College educated young adults are now more likely to have married by the age of 30 than those without a bachelor's degree. The study also found a strong connection between education and the likelihood of divorce.