Behavior: The Marriage Game

There is only one chance out of 11,705 that an American boy will get married when he is 14. If he does, there is a 20.2% probability that he will eventually be divorced. These are only a few of the statistics published last week in a new 92-page volume called Social and Economic Variations in Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage. Issued by the Bureau of the Census and based on a 1967 survey of 28,000 households scattered across the nation, the massive array of figures charts the probable course of marriage in revealing detail.

Some of the highlights: — Among men who had...

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