First Positive Trend: Divorce Rate Takes a Nosedive
Cohen found that the divorce rate fell eighteen percent, between 2008 and 2016. That is huge for such a short time frame. When he adjusted for age changes and other factors, the decrease fell slightly, but divorce still decreased by eight percent. Even more, Cohen highlighted in the study that the “overall drop has been driven entirely by younger women.” If divorce is declining in younger women, then most Millennials are actually getting and staying married, unlike what we see on reality television and social media.