And, compared with women married before 1975, those married since
1975 had slightly better odds of reaching their 10th and 15th wedding
anniversaries with their marriages still intact.

The highest rate of divorce in the 2001 survey was 41 percent for men who
were then between the ages of 50 to 59, and 39 percent for women in thesame
age group.

Researchers say that the small drop in the overall divorce rate is causedby
a steep decline in the rate among college graduates.


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