Here are a series of useful sources for people interested in studying divorce scientifically.
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
U.S. Marriage & Divorce Statistics
- 2009 Census Bureau Data
- Marriages & Divorces by State (1990, 2000, 2007)
- Marriage, Cohabitation, Divorce & Remarriage, published 2002; major analysis of martial trends.