Using DASIL’s United States Income Data by Marital Status, Race, and Sex visualization, one can see how the effect of marriage on a person’s earnings… Read More »Does Marriage Affect Earning Potential?
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s a good time to take a look at data on marriage in the United States. It’s been… Read More »Visualizing Marriage and Social Inequality
“50% of all marriages will end in divorce” is one of those statistics that has become common knowledge in the US, where it is casually thrown around, usually unencumbered by a citation. Why cite your source when everybody knows it to be true? Of course, like many such factoids, its veracity is questionable. But how can we find out how many marriages really end in divorce? And why might this piece of information soon become much harder to estimate?