Marriage delayed or marriage forgone? New cohort forecasts of first marriage for U.S. women

@inproceedings{Goldstein2001MarriageDO,
  title={Marriage delayed or marriage forgone? New cohort forecasts of first marriage for U.S. women},
  author={Joshua Randall Goldstein and Catherine T. Kenney},
  year={2001}
}
Do recent declines in first marriage rates signal that an increasing proportion of women will remain single their entire lives, or merely that they are postponing marriage to older ages? Our forecasts for cohorts born in the 1950s and 1960s suggest that marriage will remain nearly universal for American women—close to 90 percent of women are predicted to marry. However, separate forecasts by educational attainment reveal a new socioeconomic pattern of first marriage: Whereas in the past, women… CONTINUE READING

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