Canadian Divorce Rate 1986-2008


Canadian divorce rates “Fluctuating between 35% and 42%, the proportion of marriages projected to end in divorce has remained relatively stable during the last 20 years. In 2008, 40.7% of marriages were projected to end in divorce before the thirtieth wedding anniversary.”  More…. 

This Chart contains data for 30 year total divorce rate, Canada, 1986-2008. Information is available in table below

 

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Trend in Portugal’s Divorce Rate


After a spike in the divorce rate in 2002, the divorce rate in Portugal has only slightly increased over the past decade.  In 2008, “no-fault divorce” was legalized which may account for the slight increase in divorce since 2003.

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

Portugal divorce rates 1999-2012

Divorce Science Research Update 5-29-2015


This week’s summary is a report in The Journal of Chinese Sociology about the role of children (number, age, etc.) in predicting divorce.  Also, below is a figure showing the growth in the Chinese divorce rate.

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

Xu, Q., Yu, J., & Qiu, Z. (2015). The impact of children on divorce risk. The Journal of Chinese Sociology, 2(1), 1. http://www.journalofchinesesociology.com/content/2/1/1

Chinese Divorce Rate-- 1979-2009

Updated Illinois Divorce Rates 1958-2011


This figure shows the trends in marriage & divorce in Illinois from 1958-2011.  On average in recent years (2000-2011) the rates of both marriage and divorce have leveled off, neither increasing or decreasing very much.  Over the entire period of time, there are lower rates of marriage and divorce.  Link to original data source.

Illinois Divorce & Marriage Rates 1958-2011

2012 Updated World Divorce Rates– 70 countries reporting


The United Nations released its most up to date report on marriages and divorce across the world.  Seventy countries have now reported data. More postings about world divorce rates.   There are 11 countries that have reported their 2013 divorce rates.

Update World Divorce Rates 2012-- 70 countries

Nice Graphic about Marriage & Divorce Statistics in US


GoFigure breaks down who's staying together and who's breaking up.

Source:LiveScience

Comparisons of Divorce Rates Across Countries


In recent months I have created several graphs and figures that compare divorce rates across the world.  I have now created a page that includes many of these graphs and figures in one place to make them easier to find.

It is called World Divorce Rated Compared…..