While marriage rates in America remained relatively stable over the past decade, young people are struggling to start families .
A study of marriage, cohabitation, and single status from 2012 to 2022 conducted by Bowling Green State University found that every age cohort’s marriage rate remained relatively similar except those aged 25-34.
In that age group, the marriage rate decreased from 46% to 40%, while cohabitation and single status increased to 17% and 44%, respectively.
The trend is concerning, as recent studies show cohabitation and relationship instability is linked to lower fertility rates, contributing to the worldwide decrease in population growth.
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