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  • How marriage affects life insurance coverage
  • December 23, 2013
  • Recent marriage statistics

    • In 2007, there were 2,197,000 marriages in the United States compared to 2,193,000 marriages from the year before
    • The divorce rate in the U.S. dropped from 872,000 in 2006 to 856,000 in 2007
    • According to latest statistics (2008) by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, 46.6 percent of the unmarried population 18 and older is male and 53.4 percent are female
    • The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey in 2005 found that women make up 49.9 percent of the married population, compared to 56.4 percent of the unmarried population
    • Married women are more likely to have private insurance, and less likely to have Medicaid, than unmarried women, according to the CDC in 2008
    • According to the study “Till Death Do Us Part: Marital Status and U.S. Mortality Trends, 1986-2000,” that appeared in the 2009 December issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family, the widowed and single have a higher mortality risk than their married counterparts


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