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Does When You Marry Affect Your Chances of Divorce?

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According to conventional wisdom, the odds that you and your spouse will divorce go down if you wait and marry at older ages.  But a new research report by a sociologist at the University of Utah paints a different picture.  The researcher, Nicholas Wolfinger, drew a graph of peoples’ age of marriage and divorce rates based on government statistics, with confidence intervals (shaded red), and found that your divorce risk is very high if you marry in your teens, and it does indeed go down, as expected, but only until you reach age 30.

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