Monday, July 28, 2014

Millennials Won't Marry, but Favor 'Gay Marriage'

A new report from the Urban Institute shows that the same generation that embraces legalized same-sex "marriage" includes a growing number of young adults who have a diminished view of the institution of marriage in their own lives. Such recognition of the alarming drop in marriage rates, as well as birth rates, ought to set off warning sirens among middle-aged Americans whose retirement income is dependent upon the generation to come.

UPDATE 9/20/14 - Census: 'Gay Marriage' Official, but Fewer Marry

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Young Adults Rarely Marry, Seniors Divorce Often

One-third of Households are People Living Alone

Government Funding Strangled by Government Constraints on Birth Rate

Utopian Dream Shattered by Reality of Birth Rate

Where Liberalism Flourishes, Population Diminishes

Also read Married Birthing Nearly Extinct Among Non-college Grads and preview the violent and dismal economic future of an America without intact families as President Obama Replaces Fathers with Government Mentors

-- From "Millennials Set to Be the Most Un-Married Generation Yet" by Michelle Smith, Money News 7/21/14

If millennials keep to current trends, over 30 percent of females will turn 40 as single women. That's nearly double the share of Gen X counterparts who were single at that age.

In 1960, 59 percent of adults between ages 18 and 29 were married. Today, the marriage rate among that age group has dropped to 20 percent.

Overall, only about 26 percent of all millennials, described as those born after 1982, are married, says Forbes.

Many people believe millennials have largely scratched marriage off their list of aspirations as 44 percent of young adults, a much larger share than of any other generation, feel marriage is “obsolete,” says Forbes. . . .

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From "Marriage Is Not Priority for Millennials, Study Says" by Anugrah Kumar, Christian Post Contributor 7/21/14

Using data from the American Community Survey to estimate age-specific marriage rates, Washington, D.C.-based Urban Institute finds that the percentage of Millennials marrying by age 40 will fall lower than for any previous generation of Americans, even in a scenario where marriage rates recover considerably.

In the early millennium period, from 2000 to 2004, the peak first marriage rate for single U.S.-born women at each year of age from 20 to 40 was .099. This indicated that among never-married single women age 25 in that period, just under 10 percent would have married a year later at age 26, says the study titled, "Fewer Marriages, More Divergence: Marriage Projections for Millennials to Age 40."

A pattern of divergence is evident across the racial and ethnic comparisons, the study finds, noting that, overall, racial and ethnic differences in marriage are projected to be more pronounced for Millennials than for any previous generation.

For example, Hispanic women, Non-Hispanic black women and non-Hispanic women of other racial origin are projected to have steeper decrease in marriage than non-Hispanic white women. For men, the patterns are similar, except that the trends for non-Hispanic white men are slightly steeper than those for non-Hispanic other men.

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From "Millennials say no to marriage" by Tami Luhby, CNN Money 7/20/14

"The evidence shows that getting married increases wealth and income," said Pamela Smock, a sociology professor at the University of Michigan.

Single Americans may be less likely to buy homes or trade up to accommodate growing families, while single parents may be more likely to qualify for government safety net programs.

And the growing schism in marriage rates could exacerbate income inequality in this country, dividing society into still mostly married "haves" and increasingly single "have nots."

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In addition, read 'Intact Family' Nearly Extinct Among Blacks and also read Marriage Trend: Confined within Church as well as The Religious Procreate, Others Don't

And read American Trend: Fewer Children, More Animals/Pets