For example, if we say that marriage rates are in decline, we need to know what marriage rates looked like in the past and how current rates compare to previous eras fortunately, randy olson, a postdoctoral researcher at the university of pennsylvania, has gone to the trouble of compiling the data on marriage in the united states over a period of 144 years. A good marriage is unrealistic given the economic stresses haunting blue collar america and especially low-income black communities: the loss of earning power and status among low and unskilled men, and large numbers in prison or engaged in drug dealing the simple fact behind the decline of marriage in the us is economic pragmatism. Marriages in china decline as young adults prioritize studies (yicai global) june 16 -- the number of marriages in china has been falling for three straight years, with those born after 1985 the biggest group of people getting wed.
The region saw 48 marriages per 1,000 people in 2008, down from 79 marriages four decades earlier, according to the latest available data from eurostat, a european union statistics agency australia, japan, south korea, brazil, mexico and other industrialized economies have similarly seen their marriage rates decline.
Marriage and growing old and sharing your life with someone can be beautiful but i see two trends: marrying for all the wrong reasons and then one day regretting the decision and secondly, young people who no longer believe that you need to government and a five-star wedding to deem that you are each other's' soul mates.
Pew researcher d'vera cohn told huffpost in 2011 that the decline could click through the slideshow below for more interesting findings about marriage according to a brigham young.
What may matter even more than marriage is creating stable and committed relationships between two mature adults who want and are ready to be parents before having children that means reducing the very large fraction of births to young unmarried adults that occur before these young people say they are ready for parenthood.