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Marriage is strongly supported in the United States culturally and socially. More than nine out of ten people at some point have been or are married, but many fall apart and become a recurring trend for those in society (Macionis). The United States divorce rate has more than tripled over the past century. Research states that for every ten couples four to five of them will end up divorce and six out of ten involved in a second marriage may also walk the same path. Today about twenty-five percent of marriages end in a separation of divorce within five years, and about four marriages in ten eventually do so ( for African Americans, the rate is about six in ten) (Macionis). People over the age of fifteen, 21 percent of men and 23 percent of women have been divorced at some point in his or her life (Macionis). The United States has one of the highest divorce rates in the world. Society is now seeing divorce as a norm, and will continue to occur as long as we live. Marriage consist of many different variables; age, race/ethnicity, financial standing, family history and even motives. To determine the reason(s) for divorce these variables may need to be accounted for.
Age comes with many beneficial traits, maturity, life experience, and even social status. With age in mind, young couples who marry after a brief commitment with the opposite sex and lack financial support along with emotional maturity tend to have a high risk of being divorced. Another variable to take into consideration is race/ethnicity. In a study conducted by Dr. Matthew Bramlett and Dr. William Mosher, divorce [trends] appeared to be similar for non-hispanic women, [but in comparison,] black women faced higher rates of marital breakup, lower rates of making the transition from separation to divorce, and lower rates of remarriage (Bramlett, Mosher). On a national level research on the subject of…...

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