The National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia has issued a new study on the financial implications for women and men who chose to delay marriage. The Atlantic has an article about the study here.
Americans are getting married later and later. The average age of first marriage in the United States is 27 for women and 29 for men, up from 23 for women and 26 for men in 1990 and 20 and 22 (!) in 1960.
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The average annual personal income for college-educated women in their mid-30s who married after age 30 is $50,415, compared with $32,263 for college-educated women of the same age who married before age 20--a 56 percent difference.