Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Serial Marriage in American States


Here's an interesting graph that appeared in the magazine The Economist that shows the share of the population in each American state who have been married three times or more (some may want to call them serial marriers). It's interesting to notice that the incidence of serial marriages is higher in the Bible Belt, and, among women, it is also higher in the Mountain States.

The article suggests that younger age at first marriage and lower income and educational achievements could be explanatory factors. A good topic for a scientific article.

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