Marriage Facts

Marriage and Family Facts
by Judy Bodmer

  • 85% of the US population will marry at least once.
  • Married people live longer than unmarried or divorced people.
  • Children from homes where parents are married tend to be more academically successful, more emotionally stable, and more often assume leadership roles.
  • 30% of all children in the US will spend at least some time in a stepfamily.
  • More than half of all couples cohabitate before marriage.
  • There were 2.3 million marriages and 1.2 million divorces in 2005.
  • Premarital preparation can reduce divorce rate by 30%.
  • Researchers have identified key characteristics of healthy familes that are usually missing from problem families

Marriage & Family Facts 2007

Life Innovations, Inc.

©Judy Bodmer 2007 All Rights Reserved

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