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Census director sees era of more stable marriages

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited by Susan Garland / March 16, 1982


Morality and the economy are likely to combine this decade to produce more stable marriages, fewer divorces, and less mobility, predicts the director of the Census Bureau.

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''I would predict that we're going to see family life stabilize,'' said Bruce Chapman. ''I think marriage is coming back.'' In an interview with U.S. News & World Report, Mr. Bruce added, ''An awful lot of that can be explained by the fact that the baby-boom generation - people born between 1946 and 1964 - are coming into a more subtle phase of their lives.''