Who's Marrying Who in Michigan? A Look at Michigan Marriages

Steven Taylor, Katie L Reck

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Beyond largescale studies examining the prevalence of marriage and reamarriage in the U.S. (e.g. Kreider & Ellis, 2011), few scholars have studied the demographic characteristics of remarrying individuals (Siordia, 2014). Of particular interest is the demographic differences of those who marry multiple times (i.e. higher order remarriage). This gap in understanding is critical in developing and implementing relationship education [RE] programming, specifically targeting at-risk or needy couples. Based on the complexity of remarried couples, and the need to provide tailored programming based on participants characteristics, the aim of this study is to provide a clear picture of who is marrying whom in Michigan. Thereby RE programming can be better tailored to meet couples relationship needs. The research questions for this study include: 1) What are the demographic trends of newly married and remarried couples in Michigan (i.e. county of residence, state residence, number of marriages over time); and 2) What are the characteristics of those who marry and remarry in Michigan (i.e. number of times married, age, religious affiliation).
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Nov 11 2015
EventNational Conference on Family Relations 2015 Annual Conference - Vancouver Canada
Duration: Nov 11 2015Nov 11 2015


ConferenceNational Conference on Family Relations 2015 Annual Conference


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