|Remarriage after divorce|
A new 2007 report from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that in 2004 (the year of the study)
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Summary of Statistics on Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage after Divorce
A new report from the U.S. census bureau shows that
In examining longer lasting marriages, the report found that just over half of currently married women in 2004 had been married for at least 15 years, and 6 percent had been married at least 50 years.
Current Marital Status (2004) for Men and Women 25 years and older
Current Marital Status (2004) for Men
As you can see, a slight majority of men have remarried after divorce and the next largest group are currently divorced.
Current Marital Status (2004) for Women
Less women seem to remarry after divorce than men and a larger number of women are widowed. This may in part reflect the longer life span of women.
Current Marital Status (2004) for Men and Women 50 years and older
The number of women, 50 and older who are widowed is significantly greater than men who are widowed. This lends weight to the idea that the longer life span of women contribute to this trend.
Characteristics of Remarriage after Divorce
Median age for marital event in first and second marriages
Duration of marriages (years) for people 15 and older
Number of Times Married for Currently Married Wives and Their Husbands: 2004
The Effect of a Marriage or Divorce
Employment Characteristics of People 15 Years and Over with a Marriage or Divorce Event During 2003
Poverty Level Characteristics of People 15 Years and Over with a Marriage or Divorce Event During 2003
These statistics were obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau report Marriage and Divorce: 2004
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