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05.30.2019

Why fewer and fewer Americans are getting divorced

By The Conversation

Tera Jordan, associate professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State University, says the U.S. divorce rate is declining, falling 18% between 2008 and 2016. The driving factor, she said, are young adults being more decisive in both the timing of their nuptials and who they marry. Jordan notes that adults over age 50, however, are more likely to get divorced.