Study: young couples not marrying due to fear of divorce

Source: LifeSiteNews

A study conducted at Cornell University has found that young couples are not marrying because they fear the ravages of divorce.

The study, “The Specter of Divorce: Views from Working and Middle-Class Cohabitors,” is published in the journal Family Relations (December 2011) and is co-authored by Sharon Sassler, Cornell professor of policy analysis and management, and Dela Kusi-Appouh, a Cornell doctoral student in the field of development sociology.

“Young Americans increasingly express apprehension about their ability to successfully manage intimate relationships. Partially in response, cohabitation has become normative over the past few decades,” Dr. Sassler wrote.

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