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51% of US Women Are San Spouses

Published Jan 18th 2007, 12:45am by Jody DeVere in Featured Articles


The New York Times reported today that 51% of women today are san-spouses.

That brings the number of American women actually living with a spouse to 57.5 million, compared with the 59.9 million who are single or whose husbands were not living at home when the survey was taken in 2005.

Here is an excerpt:

Several factors are driving the statistical shift. At one end of the age spectrum, women are marrying later or living with unmarried partners more often and for longer periods. At the other end, women are living longer as widows and, after a divorce, are more likely than men to delay remarriage, sometimes delighting in their newfound freedom.

“For better or worse, women are less dependent on men or the institution of marriage,” Dr. Frey said. “Younger women understand this better, and are preparing to live longer parts of their lives alone or with non-married partners. For many older boomer and senior women, the institution of marriage did not hold the promise they might have hoped for, growing up in an ‘Ozzie and Harriet’ era.”

Go here for complete article text.

Andrea Learned over at the Learned on Women blog adds:

"Although single women are as unique in their backgrounds, influences and buying habits as any other consumer group, there is one thing they would all like: visibility in the marketplace. Like mothers and baby boomers, single women desire to be recognized and appreciated for the economic influence they yield."

Just one more reason for single women to take control of their vehicle buying, maintenance and service needs and get education on the entire process. Knowledge and know-how along these lines is empowering and gives you peace of mind.

Your thoughts?

Jody DeVere

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