Marriage & divorce Texas style

Marriage & divorce Texas style
Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 2:18am

"It's a cultrural thang"

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; People are more likely to marry, and to divorce, in Texas and across the South than in other parts of the country, according to new census data released today.

Second marriages last longer here, partly because people remarry more quickly than elsewhere. It's a cultural thing.

"You have a culture that's very pro-marriage," said Mark Regnerus, a sociologist at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying. "Country music is popular. The story line in country music is the quest for love, and if it doesn't work out the first time, you go back to the trough."

To read more on the study, head to The Houston Chronicle's website:

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