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That's a fat tail in the long duration. The median in your example is 4 years, the average 7. The point is that under the assumption that 50 % of marriages are not dissolved by divorce, the median is "'til death do us part."

But as pointed out upthread, the "50 % of marriages end in divorce" figure is a misunderstanding of demographic statistics so basic that a first-year economics undergrad would flunk his first exam if he made it.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Nov 4th, 2012 at 03:11:41 PM EST
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