A higher proportion of ever enlisted men (born 1980-1984) are marrying than their civilian counterparts. Find out more at #PAA2017 #CFDR pic.twitter.com/GLReTHLnWi— Paul Hemez (@hemezp) April 25, 2017
That's a tweet which I probably could have better incorporated in this post. Anyhow, the graph shows the marriage rates for whites, Hispanics and blacks, divided between "ever enlisted" and "civilians". What caught my eye were the rates for enlisted blacks, very much the same as enlisted whites, and enlisted Hispanics, significantly higher than enlisted whites and blacks. The rates for all enlisteds were significantly above those for civilians.
What I take from this is that secure jobs enable marriages. I may be wrong, there may be significant differences between the men and women who enlist and those who don't. But I like the idea that a steady salary leads to marriage.