While many Kentucky readers may believe that at least half of all marriages will end prematurely, recent statistics indicate that this may not be true for every age group. The overall divorce rate seems to be lowering, but this trend does not apply to middle-age and older generations. There are many factors that affect the divorce rate, from college education to life expectancy.
The overall number of divorce filings has continued to decrease over the last few years, and many factors can be credited for this trend. Younger generations tend to marry later than their parents or grandparents before them, many obtaining college degrees and securing steady income before choosing to marry. It is believed that this, in addition to being more selective about their prospective mates, has led to fewer divorces among younger generations.