Towards the end of today’s front page LA Times examination of how the Recession is impacting the nation’s bewildered twentysomethings, author Don Lee shares the most chilling of his feature article’s quoted statistics. As a result of the disappearance of young affluence, the Census mark of adults who are married, at 52%, is the lowest it has been in more than a century.
Explains Mark Mather, a D.C. demographer:
“Marriage is becoming more and more for those who can afford it. These kinds of social changes tend to be glacial, but they’re happening quickly.”