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Offbeat When do people get married around the world?

11:50  14 february  2020
11:50  14 february  2020 Source:   qz.com

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Nevertheless, around the world , the majority of people still get married , even if they get married later. In all but a dozen or so countries, 80% of men and women have been married by age 49, and even more people commit to similar relationships. Despite different and changing practices around

This is when people get married around the world . February 13, 2020. The United Nations data shows that typical marriage age varies hugely across the world . Quartz examined marriage ages for countries with at least 5 million people , and for which the United Nations had data for men and women.

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This Valentine’s Day, a much larger share of young Americans will be spending the holiday with a partner than those in Italy.

According to the international marriage data collected by the United Nations, the average Italian person now gets married at almost 34 years old.

In the US, it is just over 28. As a result, over 50% of Americans are married in their early 30s compared to less than 40% of Italians.

The United Nations data shows that typical marriage age varies hugely across the world.

Quartz examined marriage ages for countries with at least 5 million people, and for which the United Nations had data for men and women.

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Marriageable age (or marriage age) is the minimum age at which a person is allowed by law to marry , either as a right or subject to parental, judicial or other forms of approval. Age and other prerequisites to marriage vary between jurisdictions, but in the vast majority of jurisdictions

Yep here people get married when they're financially stable and that doesn't happen usually until you are 30ish. Men and women will keep looking for other people when they're in a relationship, especially after getting married .

The very oldest to get married are in Bulgaria at 34, while the youngest are in Niger at almost 21.

What does that average number actually mean?

It is not, as you might expect, the expected marriage age for a person born today or the average of all married people, but rather what statisticians call a “singulate mean” (pdf)—a calculation similar to what is used for life expectancy.

Basically, the researchers look at the likelihood of people alive today being married at every age from 15 to 54.

They then use that to estimate an average for the population at this very moment.

Marriage age is highly correlated with wealth.

People in poorer countries like Malawi and Laos tend get married earlier than in richer countries like Norway and Singapore.

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the oldest grooms in the world can be found in Italy, where men get married at the median age of 35 Marriage ages vary widely across the globe - with a lot of underlying reasons. An analysis of UN data (for all countries where data for 2013 or newer was available) shows that the oldest grooms in

This chart shows median marriage ages in different countries around the world . An analysis of UN data (for all countries where data for 2013 or newer was available) shows that some of the oldest grooms in the world can be found in Italy, where men get married at the median age of 35.

As a country gets richer, the population tends to starts marrying later.

For example, the average marriage age in China rose from just 22 for women and 24 for men in 1990, to 25 and 27 respectively in 2016—a period when the country experienced rapid economic growth.

Not only does the age of marriage tend to get higher with more wealth, the age difference between men and women also declines.

The difference in average age of marriage for men and women is less than 2 years in rich countries like Japan, Australia, and the US, but over 6 years in poorer Cameroon and Morocco.

Economics don’t explain everything, though.

The Netherlands and Austria have similar GDP per capita, but people in the Netherlands get married about five years later, and the average marriage age for women and men is a year closer.

Demographic research suggests that, beyond income, education level and share of people who live in cities are important determinants of marriage age.

And some of the difference is a matter of local culture and history, not easily explained by statistics.

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