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Evaluation of the Marital Events Items on the ACS

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Beginning in 2008, marital history items were added to the American Community Survey (ACS) to collect national and state-level marriage and divorce data previously obtained only through vital records collection. With these new items on the ACS, we now have a more complete picture of the state of marriage, divorce, and widowhood in American society.

Page Last Revised - October 8, 2021
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