A greater divide in US family stability

American families are taking much more divergent paths, according to a new study from the Ohio State University.

Based on data from the 2000 US Census and the 2008-2010 American Community Survey, the study’s most troubling finding is the divide between white, educated and financially secure people, who are found to have much more stable families than minorities, the uneducated and the poor.

It also shows that young people are delaying marriage for much longer; that permanent singlehood has increased; and that rates of divorce and remarriage have continued to rise since 2000. It is believed the recession of the late 2000s was a large cause of the increase in these figures.

Read more at Ohio State University