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Age of first marriage

I found this on marriage. From the other thread, some people believe that the age of first marriage has remained steady. I found this suspect. The article below shows that the never married percentage has increased.

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/...never-married/
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I found this on marriage. From the other thread, some people believe that the age of first marriage has remained steady. I found this suspect. The article below shows that the never married percentage has increased.

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/...never-married/
That notion is very very wrong. See for instance Germany, "ledig" means first marriage. Same pattern shows for men. Also note that the age difference is a constant 2.5 years.

Similar numbers for Switzerland. However, the age climbs much less. Perhaps filtering foreigners would show more similar curves.
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Old 25.11.2016, 23:57
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Re: Age of first marriage

https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heiratsalter
The source I referred to in the other thread
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Old 25.11.2016, 23:59
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I found this on marriage. From the other thread, some people believe that the age of first marriage has remained steady. I found this suspect. The article below shows that the never married percentage has increased.

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/...never-married/
What has the never married percentage to do with the age of first marriage?
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Old 26.11.2016, 07:40
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Re: Age of first marriage

UK has a similar story.



I got married at 21. It wasn't until our third child that the other parents at the school gate were our age!
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Old 26.11.2016, 09:27
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I got married at 21. It wasn't until our third child that the other parents at the school gate were our age!
Weeeeeeeeell... I married at 25, but when I pick my kid up in the Krippe I noticed the other mothers my age are already on their 3rd kid...

I still get a lot of comments on the fact that I married "so early".
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Old 26.11.2016, 09:49
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Re: Age of first marriage

I married late. I had my children late. I am intending to get old late too.
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Old 26.11.2016, 10:18
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I married late. I had my children late. I am intending to get old late too.
I'm simply not intending to get old.
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What has the never married percentage to do with the age of first marriage?
I'll let you work it out for yourself
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What has the never married percentage to do with the age of first marriage?
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I'll let you work it out for yourself
It has nothing to fo with it.
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It has nothing to fo with it.
wrong. next!
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The article below shows that the never married percentage has increased.

http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/...never-married/
From the article linked...

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In other words, if all never-married young women in 2012 wanted to find a young employed man who had also never been married, 9% of them would fail, simply because there are not enough men in the target group. Five decades ago, never-married young women had a much larger pool of potential spouses from which to choose.7
I remember reading many years ago (probably in Cosmopolitan back in the '80's ), that the ratio of American women to men in the 18-29 category was almost 2:1, whilst the reverse was the case in the UK, and this was causing young American women to go to the UK in search of a husband. I heard recently that the ratio is now a smidge over 2:1, so American women have a hard time finding single men.
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wrong. next!
Oh yeh I forgot we are in a post truth era...
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Old 26.11.2016, 15:51
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From the article linked...



I remember reading many years ago (probably in Cosmopolitan back in the '80's ), that the ratio of American women to men in the 18-29 category was almost 2:1, whilst the reverse was the case in the UK, and this was causing young American women to go to the UK in search of a husband. I heard recently that the ratio is now a smidge over 2:1, so American women have a hard time finding single men.
you're saying that there are more than double the number of 18-29 year old women than men in the US? that doesn't sound right.
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you're saying that there are more than double the number of 18-29 year old women than men in the US? that doesn't sound right.
I agree, it doesn't sound right, unless you read women's magazines and articles on the subject. The beginning of this piece from the New York Post is so ironic now...

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To all the young, college-educated women out there who feel like Donald Trump will probably become president before they find a decent, eligible man, take comfort.
According to author Jon Birger, you’re not imagining things. In “Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game,” out today, Birger, a former writer for Fortune and Money magazines, crunched demographic, census and other data to show that it really is historically rough out there for the ladies.
http://nypost.com/2015/08/25/hey-lad...-youre-single/
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I agree, it doesn't sound right, unless you read women's magazines and articles on the subject. The beginning of this piece from the New York Post is so ironic now...


http://nypost.com/2015/08/25/hey-lad...-youre-single/
Focusing on a certain group, college-educated women in this case, merely serves as a bait.

Unless male/female ratio is no longer roughly 50/50 when people reach marrying age the above simply means that non-college-educated males face a similar obstacle. Or even a bigger one if one uses traditional role models (male is the main provider and better educated) as a guide.

Yaaawn.
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Old 26.11.2016, 23:08
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you're saying that there are more than double the number of 18-29 year old women than men in the US? that doesn't sound right.
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I agree, it doesn't sound right, unless you read women's magazines and articles on the subject.
So what happened to half the 18-29 year old men? Did they die in a secret war nobody heard about and nobody noticed they disappeared?
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So what happened to half the 18-29 year old men? Did they die in a secret war nobody heard about and nobody noticed they disappeared?
There isn't a decline in the number of men, just a decline in eligible men. And by eligible, I mean college educated, professionals and other white collar workers. The number of men going to college has decreased in the last few decades to the point that more women than men are coming out with degrees (in the US it is predicted that by 2023, there will be 47 percent more women than men graduating from college).

Where this becomes an issue is that women are still subject to hypergamy when choosing a mate. The same number of men are there, they're just not as attractive as before.
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The number of men going to college has decreased in the last few decades
For Europe that's not true. What has happened is that there are more and more students coupled with an increasing share of women. The result is still an overhang of female students, just as you say, but for the inverse reason.

Don't really know about the US but I'd be surprised if male student numbers were actually falling. After all, population is increasing steadily.
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Don't really know about the US but I'd be surprised if male student numbers were actually falling. After all, population is increasing steadily.
As I said, in the US it is predicted that by 2023, there will be 47 percent more women than men graduating from college - that comes from their Federal department of Education. Google the topic - I'm not being smart, just that there's a huge number of articles on it that it's actually easier to Google it directly.

Once you take that into account, remember that the articles on fewer men in the pool are Americacentric and the rest falls into place.
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