Wednesday, July 04, 2007

UAB Kaleidoscope Deals with Marrying Young

Saw this tonight on the UAB Newspaper page:

According to Patricia Dentea, sociology professor and graduate director, there is a high divorce rate among marriages of young couples, but Dentea adds that the rate mostly applies to people who marry extremely young and are not necessarily college students.

“Those who marry early have a higher divorce rate than those who marry later. This is, in part, because they may not finish their college degree once married. College degrees lead to better jobs with more earnings,” she says.

“The older you are, the more emotionally, socially and fiscally stable you usually are. All of those things are associated with better choices of a partner for life,” she says. “You are still changing a lot in your late teens and early 20s. By your later 20s, you typically know yourself better and have learned from your experiences more.”

Whole article here.

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