Saturday, July 18, 2015

First Marriage Age And Divorce Risk Graph

From The Washington Post, "The best age to get married if you don’t want to get divorced" by Christopher Ingraham:
First Marriage Age And Divorce Risk
Source: The Washington Post

As you can see, the risk of divorce declines steadily from your teens into your late 20s, but somewhere in the early 30s it starts to creep back up again. As Wolfinger puts it: "Those who tie the knot after their early thirties are now more likely to divorce than those who marry in their late twenties." The chart is based on a statistical analysis of data from the National Survey of Family Growth, a nationally-representative survey administered by the CDC every few years.

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