Professor Philip Cohen (blogger of Family Inequality) provides a short description of how divorce rates vary by ethnicity, age, education and length of time married. A good reminder that the “average” divorce rate doesn’t tell us much about the risk to specific individuals. (just over 1 minute long).
Philip N. Cohen, a sociologist at the University of Maryland, has developed an excellent blog, Family Inequality, in which he discusses a variety of inequality issues. He recently published a paper that explore the impact of the recession on divorce rates. (also discussed in this blog).
You can see more of his thoughts and analysis of divorce issues.
Philip Cohen does some interesting work trying to sort out whether the recession has led to an increase in the divorce rate.