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Table 4 State-duration life table summary measures of marriage and divorce, United States Females, 1995

From: Recognizing duration effects in multistate population models

A. Events over the 15 to 50 age interval
  Extended life table 1995 life table  
1. Ratio of divorces/marriages .438 .403  
2. Ratio of remarriages/divorces .586 .655  
3. Average duration of a marriage 15.15 14.69  
4. Average duration of a divorce 5.86 6.33  
B. Events by duration in state, extended life table
 Duration: 0 1 2
1. Fraction of divorces, ages 15–50 .342 .315 .343
2. Fraction of remarriages, ages 15–50 .706 .203 .091
  1. Notes: The average duration of a marriage is the number of person-years lived in the married state by persons aged 15–50 divided by the number of marriages between the ages of 15 and 50.
  2. The average duration of a divorce is the number of person-years lived in the divorced state by persons aged 15–50 divided by the number of divorces between the ages of 15 and 50
  3. Source: See text