“The tendency of the well-educated to marry each other,” notes Sawhill is “what scientists call ‘assortative mating.”” Those relationships have proved to be the most stable. Clearly Clooney’s wealth dwarfs Alamuddin’s, but she’s not without means.In any case, wealth — not crazy money, but a lack of need — tends to produce more stable families, or at least poverty produces unstable ones, especially if there are kids involved.
Now that George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin have been wed long enough to have their wedding pictures sold for charity, we should expect to see rumors of the demise of their marriage any day now.They were last photographed together in March in Berlin, where Clooney was filming his upcoming drama , premiering July 22 on Lifetime, Keibler spoke about her hectic schedule and her desire to travel this summer.RELATED: George Clooney Flashes Million-Dollar Smile in Italy “My schedule is keeping me pretty busy until the show airs and then hopefully I’ll get the chance to go to Europe,” she said.But be warned, ye Cassandras, Clooney and Alamuddin have gone about getting married in the way that sociologists say leads to a lower likelihood of divorce.Here’s why, with help from economist and Brookings Institute egghead Isabel Sawhill’s new book 1) They’re Old. That’s higher than the average age people get married (for men it’s 29, and women it’s 27, although this is Clooney’s second marriage.) There’s a pretty strong correlation between the age at which you get married and the likelihood that your marriage survives, says Sawhill. The average age at which women get married is now than the average age at which women have their first baby, notes Sawhill.