The Psychology of Everyday Life:Love, Marriage, and the Baby Carriage


Has the age of marrying changed over time in the United States?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, people are marrying approximately five years later now than they did in the mid-twentieth century. The median age of first marriage in 1950 was 22.8 years for men and 20.3 years for women. In 2007, it was 27.5 years for men and 25.6 years for women.


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