Predicting the Future of Divorce


The hardest part about talking about divorce rates is that most of the reports in the news are wrong….(see comments here about this).

The good news is that sociologist, Philip N. Cohen, who writes the blog, Family Inequality, gives nice description of how life tables are used to forecast the divorce rate.  His is a bit of his post

 

Life table says divorce rate is 52.7%

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.

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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/

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

 

 

Divorce Research Update– J of D & Remarriage


Relocation, emerging adults, international perspectives.  The July 2015 issue of the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage.

A more complete list of research report about divorce, remarriage and stepfamilies published in 2015 or between 2010-2015.

Abela, A., Casha, C., Debono, M., & Lauri, M. A. (2015). Attitudes About Remarriage in Malta. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 56(5), 369-387. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2015.1046799

Al Gharaibeh, F. M. (2015). The Effects of Divorce on Children: Mothers’ Perspectives in UAE. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 56(5), 347-368. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2015.1046800

Jensen, T. M., & Bowen, G. L. (2015). Mid- and Late-Life Divorce and Parents’ Perceptions of Emerging Adult Children’s Emotional Reactions. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 56(5), 409-427. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2015.1046795

Saini, M., Allan-Ebron, D., & Barnes, J. (2015). A Critical Review of Relocation Research Specific to Separation and Divorce. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 56(5), 388-408. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2015.1046797

Useful Tool for European Marriage & Divorce Demographics


The best source for the latest information about marriage and divorce trends in European countries is Eurostat….. included in their site is a tool for creating graphs of the information.  See this example.

Example Eurostat Figure

Searching for Online Divorce Groups for Teens & Young Adults


In the next few months divorcescience.org will be trying to identify and examine online support groups for teens and young adults.  Our plan is to try to understand the more about how these work, their reach and their effectiveness.

Here is the first one on the list:  http://iamachildofdivorce.com/

Please send us links or comments about other groups like this.

A Child’s Perspective on Divorce