Probability of Divorce is Higher in Financially Distressed Communities


 

 

 

 

 

These data show that a couple’s likelihood of divorce goes up when they live in communities with a high-rate of unemployment, median family income is low, and families live in poverty or receive welfare benefits.

From:  Bramlett, M. D. & Mosher W. D. (2002) Cohabitation, Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the United States. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 23(22).

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2 thoughts on “Probability of Divorce is Higher in Financially Distressed Communities

  1. Divorce and financial problems seem to go hand in hand. It probably has something to do with financial stress seeping over into the marriage. Sad thing is that most people will be in an even worse financial position after they get a divorce.

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