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Ronald Robinson


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Divorce and Family Statistics

Approximately 50% of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce

Less than 5% of married couples have a written prenuptial (premarital) agreement

The U.S. Government estimates that the total cost of raising a child (in a two-parent household with total annual income over $66,000) from birth to age 18 is over $250,000

Child care arrangements of working mothers:  Child care arrangements of working mothers 15-44 years of age with at least one child under 13 years of age, 2002 (percents add to more than 100 because more than one response was allowed):

  • Grandparent or other relative: 35.1%
  • Daycare center or preschool: 22.6%
  • Nonrelative: 16.7%
  • Before or after-school care: 10.0%
  • Other parent or stepparent: 7.3%
  • Child's brother or sister: 5.6%
  • Family day care: 3.8%
  • Kindergarten or school: 6.9%
  • Other arrangement: 4.0%

Marriage disruption (divorce, separation or annulment):

  • Percent of ever-married men and women 15-44 years of age whose first marriage dissolved by separation, divorce, or annulment, 2002:
      Men Women
    After 5 years 19.3% 19.9%
    After 10 years 26.7% 29.1%
  • Probability of first marriage disruption by duration of marriage among women 15-44 years of age, 1995:
    • After 1 year: 3.0%
    • After 5 years: 20.0%
    • After 10 years: 33.0%
    • After 15 years: 43.0%
  • Probability of second marriage disruption by duration of remarriage among women 15-44 years of age, 1995:
    • After 1 year: 5.0%
    • After 5 years: 23.0%
    • After 10 years: 39.0%


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