One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The ratio of marriages to the population of a particular area or during a particular period of time, usually calculated as the number of marriages per one thousand people per year.‘since 1970, the marriage rate has declined by almost 60 percent’
- ‘To facilitate an increase in the marriage rate, it was suggested that provisions should be made for civil marriage.’
- ‘In addition, the relatively low divorce rate is in part a reflection of recent relatively low marriage rates.’
- ‘Climbing marriage rates gave both jewelers and department stores increased opportunity to sell all types of wedding rings.’
- ‘During the Great Depression hard times caused the marriage rate to tumble.’
- ‘Greece has a higher marriage rate and lower divorce rate than the countries of northern Europe.’
- ‘The marriage rate fell to a record low among modern nations, while the proportion of adults living alone soared.’
- ‘Marriage rates and age at marriage are related to socioeconomic class and region.’
- ‘The long-term trend in Scandinavia has been lower marriage rates, higher divorce rates, and higher rates of nonmarital births.’
- ‘Marriage rates have dropped sharply in recent years.’
- ‘From 1985 to 1989, the country's annual marriage rate was the highest in Europe.’
- ‘In Denmark, the marriage rate had been declining for a half-century but turned around in the early 1980s.’
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