ERIC Number: ED143584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Marriage, Divorce, Widowhood, and Remarriage by Family Characteristics: June 1975. Current Population Reports, Population Characteristics, Series P-20, No. 312.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
The report presents survey results about the marital histories of husbands and wives or changes in marital status of mothers and characteristics of their children. Data were collected in June 1975, by the U. S. Bureau of the Census. An introduction summarizes trends which the data suggest. Seven sections discuss number of times husband and wife have been married, age at divorce and number of children, marital history and level of education, living arrangements of children, and age at widowhood and duration of widowhood. About four of every five couples are in their first marriage. College graduates and couples with high income are most likely to have stable marriages. Level of educational attainment has consistently shown an inverse relationship with marital disruption for both men and women. Divorce usually occurs to women under 30 years of age, and remarriage is more likely when the woman is under 30. Nearly all young childless divorcees eventually remarry. More women 14 to 75 have had their first marriage end in divorce than in widowhood. Women who remarry do so a year sooner after divorce than after widowhood. The bulk of the report contains tables of statistics. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Age, Census Figures, Children, Demography, Divorce, Educational Background, Family (Sociological Unit), Fathers, Females, Income, Males, Marital Instability, Marriage, Mothers, National Surveys, Social Influences, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.05 paper cover)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
Note: Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to small type size of tables in original document