Age of First Marriage & First Divorce


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.  age-of-divorce-1970-2015

Centre for Out-of Court Divorce


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/

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).

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13524-015-0440-z

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.

Go here:  https://goo.gl/p3pH0R

 

 

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.