Study: Millennial Divorce Rates In the U.S. Are Dropping

Millennials are often blamed for changes in traditional behavior patterns, and are also considered the generation that established new patterns of consumption. 

This time, millennials are being credited for a drastic change in America's divorce rate - and yes it's a good change! Between the years of 2008 and 2016, divorce rates went down by 18 percent.

A new study by the University of Maryland says adults under the age 45 are not jumping the gun when it comes to getting married as opposed to baby boomers who married young, divorced, and married again.

“The overall drop has been driven entirely by younger women,” University of Maryland professor Philip Cohen writes.

Cohen says millennials are more picky when it comes settling down and doing it later in their adult life.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Cohen said "Marriage is more and more an achievement of status, rather than something that people do regardless of how they’re doing.”

In simple words, millennial couples are waiting until they’re more economically stable to marry, and some poorer Americans might not marry at all, the study suggests.

Do you feel this is an accurate conclusion? Milennials, are you waiting until you're economically stable to marry?

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