Early Marriage in the United States.

  title={Early Marriage in the United States.},
  author={J. Uecker and Charles E. Stokes},
  journal={Journal of marriage and the family},
  volume={70 4},
  • J. Uecker, Charles E. Stokes
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of marriage and the family
  • Despite drastic changes in the American family, a significant minority of Americans marry early. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (N = 14,165), this study evaluates the prevalence and antecedents of early marriage in the United States. The results indicate 25% of women and 16% of men marry before age 23, and early marriage varies widely across a number of characteristics. Individuals who marry earlier are more likely to be from disadvantaged families, from… CONTINUE READING
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