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The National Center for Family & Marriage Research (NCFMR) was established in 2007 to improve our understanding of how family structure is linked to the health and well-being of children, adults, families, and communities and to inform policy development and programmatic responses. Wendy D. Manning and Susan L. Brown codirect the NCFMR at Bowling Green State University. This project is supported with assistance from Bowling Green State University. From 2007 to 2013, support was also provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.

 
Lamidi, Brown, & Manning find 62% increase in share of American husbands who are married to older women.

Assortative Mating: Age Heterogamy in U.S. Marriages, 1964-2014 (FP-15-14)

 

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Divorce Rates by 10-year Age Groups
Stykes' research addresses GenX & Millennials' support for childbearing/rearing in cohabiting relationships
Generation X and Millennials Attitudes About Having & Raising Children in Cohabiting Unions (FP-15-13)

 

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Trends in Spousal Age Heterogamy in the U.S., 1964-2014
Marriage is about love; divorce is about assets
 
BGSU study finds Americans divorce rate for those over age 65 has more than doubled since '90

WSJ Market Watch

41 KSHB Kansas City

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Nearly two thirds of gray divorces are initiated by women
While divorce rates over all have declined since their peak in the 1980s, the rate for those older than 50 has doubled in the last quarter-century...

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Disclaimer: This project is supported with assistance from Bowling Green State University. From 2007 to 2013 support was also provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. The opinions and conclusions expressed herein are solely those of the author(s) and should not be construed as representing the opinions or policy of any agency of the state or federal government.