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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Separation & Divorce Statistics

From USA Today:

SAN FRANCISCO — About 79% of married couples who separate end up getting divorced, suggest new estimates of the incidence and length of separations.

"Separation is very common and is more common than immediate divorce," said researcher Dmitry Tumin of Ohio State University at a presentation at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America, which ended Sunday. "Most separations last one year or less, but a few drag on a decade or more before ending in divorce. Other separations stay unresolved."

"The decision to separate is driven by time spent in the first marriage, and for women, by the presence of young children," Tumin said. He co-authored the research with sociologist Zhenchao Qian, also of Ohio State.

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this post about divorce statistics provides a lot of valuable information.

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Posted by: Brian Daniel | May 26, 2012 3:45:15 PM

This is a very sad situation. I would like to know the statistics for people married in the 1990's and 2000's as opposed to over 30 years ago. But I'm sure that study will come. The basic lesson from this would be that separation may seem like a great idea but in the end marriage is still the majority solution. ( Weiser Law Firm 3801 Canal Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70119 504-358-2273)

Posted by: Harold E. Weiser | Jun 1, 2012 8:39:38 AM

It is very sad to notice the increasing rate of divorce. From past to present scenario people prefer to live in living relationship than in getting married. It is sad they are forgetting the values of vows, stop giving respect to their relationship. I think some lesson should give to people to educate them regarding the relationship.

Posted by: Statistics of Divorce | Jun 12, 2012 10:30:23 PM

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