Patriarchy, Power & Pay

“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).

Divorce & Social Media– A Survey

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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.

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2013 World Divorce Rates

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.

Updated Lists of Programs and Resources for Parents

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:

Programs for Divorcing Parents

Programs & Onine Material for Children & Teens Whose parents are divorced


Updated List of Divorce Education Research List Nov, 2015

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.

Newest Data on European Divorce Rates 2013

European dirvorce rates for 2013

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.

See more world divorce trends.

These data are from Eurostat.

Canadian Divorce Rate 1986-2008

Canadian divorce rates “Fluctuating between 35% and 42%, the proportion of marriages projected to end in divorce has remained relatively stable during the last 20 years. In 2008, 40.7% of marriages were projected to end in divorce before the thirtieth wedding anniversary.”  More…. 

This Chart contains data for 30 year total divorce rate, Canada, 1986-2008. Information is available in table below