Charmed & Dangerous

WHAT I LEARNED IN BUSINESS SCHOOL: PREDICTING AGE OF 1ST MARRIAGE FOR SINGLE HETEROSEXUAL WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES (How To Do Statistical Analysis)

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As you may have noticed, I love statistics. The details of this equation would be excruciatingly boring to most people so I’ll skip that (though feel free to email if you would like to know). Basically, I created an equation based on the CDC’s 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth Public Use Data to predict the likely age of a women’s first marriage.

Quick Notes:

  • Sorry to my LGBT followers, data is pretty spotty for you currently
  • If you’re currently in a serious relationship this isn’t the equation for you (though I’ll probably make one).
  • I couldn’t find corresponding US state to age of first marriage details though city vs non-city is taken into account. Here is the chart that tells you the median per state.
  • This is made under the assumption you’ll ever get married. Only 86% of females are married by age 40 (so there’s a slight chance, it’ll take longer or never happen…)
  • Income plays a big role, unfortunately corresponding data doesn’t exist but education is a viable substitute.

Confidentiality & Feedback:

I can’t see your answers and any answers you put in won’t save or be available anywhere. I plan to create a men’s version also so feel free to play around with this and let me know if something doesn’t add up quite right?