More American women living the single life
(New York- WABC, January 16, 2007) - A new study finds a majority of American women are living the single life.
The change is quite remarkable. In 2005, fifty one percent of women said they were without a spouse. Fifty five years ago, in 1950, only 35 percent said they were not part of a "couple."
Researchers also found more women are marrying later in life or choosing to live with someone without getting married.
One other note: For the first time, married couples are now a minority in all American households.
The study appears in Tuesday's "New York Times."
More single women in U.S. than married
NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A new report says 51 percent of women in the United States are living without a husband.
A New York Times analysis of census results found that in 2001, more than half of U.S. women said they were living without a husband, compared to 35 percent in 1950 and 49 percent in 2000, the newspaper said.
The newspaper said women are marrying later or living with unmarried partners. Women are also living longer as widows and delaying remarriage after a divorce, the report said.
The Census Bureau said only 30 percent of black women are living with a spouse, compared with 49 percent of Hispanic women, 55 percent of non-Hispanic white women and more than 60 percent of Asian women.