All Things CensusMay 2, 2012

Divorce and the Great Recession

At the Population Association of America’s annual conference in San Francisco this week, papers on the recession’s impact on families, wealth, children, young adults, older Americans and other realms of life will be presented in at least 10 of the 200-plus sessions. Much of the research is preliminary, but it raises intriguing questions. One paper tries to assess whether the poor economy has affected divorce rates.

All Things CensusApril 8, 2011

Family Meals, Cohabitation and Divorce

More than 2,000 demographers, sociologists and others converged on Washington, D.C., last week for the Population Association of America’s annual meeting.

ReportsOctober 7, 2010

The Reversal of the College Marriage Gap

In a reversal of long-standing marital patterns, college-educated young adults are more likely than young adults lacking a bachelor’s degree to have married by the age of 30.

InteractivesOctober 15, 2009

Marriages and Divorce: A 50-State Tour

The proportion of Americans who are currently married has been diminishing for decades and is lower than it has been in at least half a century.

ReportsOctober 15, 2009

The States of Marriage and Divorce

The proportion of Americans who are currently married has been diminishing for decades and is lower than it has been in at least half a century.

ReportsJuly 1, 2007

As Marriage and Parenthood Drift Apart, Public Is Concerned about Social Impact

Americans believe that births to unwed women are a big problem for society, and they take a mixed view at best of cohabitation without marriage.