By Sarah Jio, Glamour magazine
A new report based on census data and a survey of 55,000 people is showing the changes in marriage and divorce since the 1940s. One of the biggest findings is that almost half of all women ages 25-29 have never walked down the aisle. In 1986, only a quarter of women in that group had never married.
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Yikes! Glad I'm not in 1986.
- In 1950, the median age for a first marriage was 23 for men and 20 for women.
- In 2009, the median age for a first marriage was 28 for men and 26 for women.
- In 1996, 40 percent of women 40-49 had been divorced.
- In 2009, 35 percent of women 40-49 had been divorced.
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Do you fall into one of these groups? Does the data surprise you? I can't imagine being a grown woman and having to live in 1950 or 1986. Do the numbers make you glad?
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