Study Finds Why Marriage Is On The Decline

July 1999
Jet;07/26/99, Vol. 96 Issue 8, p16
Discusses a survey by the National Marriage Project at Rutgers University in New Jersey that found that the marriage rate in the United States is at its lowest point ever and more unmarried couples are cohabiting. Why marriage is no longer viewed as the traditional, expected route to adulthood; Change in people's views of marriage.


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