Flowing Data has developed a very nice summary of divorce rates by occupation. Have not seen a better summary of this information.
The hardest part about talking about divorce rates is that most of the reports in the news are wrong….(see comments here about this).
After the eternal bliss, there are two ways out of marriage: divorce or death.
I have posted my code and calculations for divorce rates using the 2010-2012 American Community Survey as an Open Science Framework project. The files there should be enough to get you started if you want to make multiple-decrement life tables for divorce or other things.
The age at which American men and women obtain their first divorce has been increasing since 1970 (because age at first marriage has also been increasing).
In 2015 the average age at first divorce for men is 41.2 years of age and is 39.7 years of age for women.
There are all kinds of new legal processes and resources for managing divorce. See the work of the Centre for Out-of-Court Divorce. http://centerforoutofcourtdivorce.org/
“To make families stronger, reduce family instability, enable young people to form marital or cohabiting unions, and eliminate child poverty, we must figure out how to share the bounty of the machines” (Ruggles, 2015).
We are exploring how young people are using social media in dealing with their parents’ divorce. You can help if your parents divorced? Do you use social media? Are you between 18-25? Our survey will take about 10 minutes.
Go here: https://goo.gl/p3pH0R
Divorce rates from countries across the world are collected by the United Nations. Although we are in 2016, divorce rate information for 2013 is just being completed. I have posted an easily readable graph of 71 countries reporting here. You can find the original source of this data at the UN Demographic Report. They have a little data for 2014.
In the last few weeks I have received several requests about where to find programs for divorcing couples and stepfamilies. There is a growing list of very good online resources and programs. You can see my lists of these resources here:
Just updated my list of references that measure the effectiveness and development of divorce education.
There are some new programs including an online program for unmarried parents developed by faculty at Indiana University. Also, see an effort by Arizona State to measure the cost effectiveness of their program New Beginnings. There are also other programs that expand the scope and understanding of divorce education.
Someone should update the list of states that now mandate divorce education.
With only 27 countries reporting, the European divorce rates in 2013 indicate that the countries with the highest divorce rates are: Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, & Denmark. Those with the lowest divorce rates are: Former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Malta.
These data are from Eurostat.