Friday, 29 March 2013

Women Who Marry After 30 Make More Money, Not True for Men

The Washington Post publishes Monday nine facts about childbirth and marriage in the U.S. quoting a new report from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, and the RELATE Institute. The study found for instance that contrary to the common belief  "that of ‘unwed mothers’ as more or less synonymous with ‘teen pregnancy, only 23 percent of all unmarried births are to teenagers. Sixty percent are to women in their twenties.” The report also shows that women who wait to marry until at least 30 make much  more money than those who marry younger, which is not true for men.