Divorce Rates Drop to Lowest Rate in Nearly 40 Years

It’s the third straight year the divorce rate has gone down.

The report by Bowling Green State University’s National Center for Family and Marriage Research in Ohio also found that the marriage rate has gone up to its highest rate since 2009. Figures are based on census data.

“The decline has stopped,” according to Wendy Manning, co-director of the National Center for Family and Marriage Research. “We’ve seen a decline of divorce among people who are younger and an increase among people who are older.”

According to Bloomberg.com, factors for these figures could be the aging demographics of the U.S. population, and fact that there are fewer marriages in the first place.

And as far as the divorce increase among older Americans, a recent University of Maryland study shows those figures soaring for couples over 55 – even tripling for 65+!

We’re more educated than ever about mate selection. Hopefully, millennials won’t have the same fate decades from now.

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