The Prevalence of Marital Transitions in Military Families.

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Journal Name
Journal of Divorce and Remarriage
Journal Volume
44
Journal Issue
1/2
Page Count
17
Year Published
2006
Author (Individual)
Adler-Baeder, Francesca.
Pittman, Joe F.
Taylor, Lisa.
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
PDF
Resource Language
English
Department of Defense (DoD) surveys were examined to develop a demographic profile of military families affected by divorce and remarriage. It appears that a substantial portion of military personnelhave experienced divorce, are in remarriages, and have nonresidential children, particularly given the young average age of military personnel. Compared to the U.S. population, service members marry, divorce, and remarry earlier. Divorced and remarried service members are slightly over-represented among the enlisted ranks, joint service couples, and lower education categories. Notably, the proportions of female service members who have experienced divorce and remarriage in different age categories are substantially greater than the proportions of male service members and women in the U.S. Implications are discussed. (Author abstract)

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