Divorce Rate

Divorce Rate

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Divorce rates all across the globe have been rising rapidly owing to certain problems like incompatibility between couples, infidelity issues, lack of trust and understanding, and financial pressures. It is sad to observe the rising divorce rate across the world and see marriages breaking.

In the year 2013, following were the top 10 countries with the highest divorce rates:

  1. Russia: 5
  2. Belarus: 3.8
  3. Ukraine: 3.6
  4. Moldova: 3.5
  5. Cayman Islands: 3.4
  6. United States: 3.4
  7. Bermuda: 3.3
  8. Cuba: 3.2
  9. Lithuania: 3.1
  10. Czech Republic: 3.0

The divorce rates mentioned are as per 1,000 population. The rates of divorce in other countries were as follows:

  1. Denmark: 2.7
  2. Switzerland: 2.6
  3. Spain: 2.4
  4. Australia: 2.2
  5. Japan: 2.0
  6. Mongolia: 0.7

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What is the present divorce rate in America?

The statistics regarding the divorce rate in America often report a 50% overall rate of divorce. However, this data is not really very accurate, though it is quite close to the real figures. As per the 'Americans for Divorce Reform', an approximate of 40-50% of marriages in the U.S., would end in legal separation if the present trends are likely to continue. This is only a projection. There are many factors contributing to the upward trend in the divorce rates and the laws pertaining to divorce are one of them.

"50% of all marriages in America end in divorce"

The statement mentioned above about American divorce rate does not reveal all the details regarding the distribution of the same.

Age at marriage for those who divorce in America (2012)
AgeWomenMen
Under 20 years old27.6%11.7%
20 to 24 years old36.6%38.8%
25 to 29 years old16.4%22.3%
30 to 34 years old8.5%11.6%
35 to 39 years old5.1%6.5%

The divorce rate in America for first marriage, vs second or third marriage

50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second and 74% of third marriages end in divorce, according to Jennifer Baker of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri.

According to enrichment journal on the divorce rate in America:

  • The divorce rate in America for first marriage is 41%
  • The divorce rate in America for second marriage is 60%
  • The divorce rate in America for third marriage is 73%

The divorce rate in America for childless couples and couples with children

According to discovery channel, couples with children have a slightly lower rate of divorce than childless couples. This conclusion has been arrived at, after considering feedback from observations of behavior of couples in the divorce room and their counseling sessions.

Sociologists believe that childlessness is also a common cause of divorce. The absence of children leads to loneliness and weariness and even in the United States, at least 66 per cent of all divorced couples are childless.

2011 Latest U.S. Separation, Divorce and Married Data

Marital StatusWell-Being Index Score
Married68.8
Single65.0
Windowed63.5
Domestic Partner63.3
Divorced59.7
Separated55.9
National Adults66.2

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