A random but interesting article.
Originally posted on CBS DC:
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBSDC) – A recent study has found that the rising average age of people getting married has resulted in a parallel spike in the amount of children born out of wedlock.
A decrease in overall life satisfaction has also reportedly been observed in those who put off matrimony.
Researchers with the National Marriage Project, based at the University of Virginia, have found that 48 percent of all first births in families are happening outside the confines of marriage.
“[A] majority of young parents under 30 now have their first child before they marry,” a press release on the study stated.
The full study, which has been made available online by the National Marriage Project, noted that the cause for the shift is due to the rate at which the average marriage age is increasing – a phenomenon researchers associated with the study refer to as “The Great Crossover.”
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