for Scientists


Here are a series of useful sources for people interested in studying divorce scientifically.

List of Major Behavioral & Social Scientists Studying Divorce and Related Topics

New Research Findings

Test of prevention program for military couples shows promise in reducing the likelihood of divorce.

  • Stanley, S. M., Allen, E. S., Markman, H. J., Rhoades, G. K., & Prentice, D. L. (2010). Decreasing divorce in U.S. army couples: Results from a randomized controlled trial using PREP for strong bonds. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 9(2), 149-160. doi:10.1080/15332691003694901 http://www.healthymarriageinfo.org/docs/MarriageDivorceNationalG.pdf

New report on shared custody in Australia provides insight into how shared parenting has worked for children and families since legislative reform in 2006.

  • Cashmore, J., Parkinson, P., Weston, R., Patulny, R., Redmond, G., Qu, L., Baxter, J. Rajkovic, M. Sitek, T. and Katz, I. (2010), Shared Care Parenting Arrangements since the 2006 Family Law Reforms: Report to the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department Sydney; Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales.  http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/media/File/AG_Shared_Care.PDF

Data Sources

U.S. Marriage & Divorce Statistics

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