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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Census Divorce Statistics

From USA Today:

More than 70% of those who married since 1970 celebrated a 10th anniversary.

That statistic — one of many released Wednesday by the U.S. Census — shows that divorce itself has stabilized in recent decades, neither rising nor falling significantly. But experts say the longitudinal information also suggests divorce remains a threat throughout married life.

"People are at risk of divorce throughout their marriages. That risk probably peaks in years 5 through 10," says Andrew Cherlin, a sociology professor at Johns Hopkins University.

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