Marriage among high school students in North Carolina

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Mary Ruth Thompson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Irwin Sperry

Abstract: During the last twenty years the increase in the number of persons who are or have been married was considerably higher for young persons than for older ones.1 At the same time there has been a decrease in the median age at first marriage for both men and women. In 1940 the median age at first marriage for women was 21.5 and for men was 24.3. By 1959 the median age for women had decreased to 20.2 and for men to 22.3.2 This decrease in median age at first marriage and increase in proportion of young persons who are or have been married has occurred despite the fact that the average young person today continues in school several years longer than was true a generation ago. Faced with greater social and economic pressures to graduate, many more of these young married persons are now enrolled in high schools.

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Language: English
Date: 1960
Married students $z North Carolina
Married students $x Education $z North Carolina

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