Divorce

Divorce rates

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Divorce

Divorce rate - number of divorcing
per 1,000 married pop in a given year

- Divorce at it's lowest because of less people getting married.

statistics of divorce -

1950 - 31,000                                          - 1930's religion and socially accepted
1960 - 24,000 (decrease)                        - 1960's baby boom
1980 - 148,000 (increase)
2008 - 122,000
2009 - 114,000 (decreasing)

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Divorce statistics

Men and women in their late twenties had the
highest divorce rates of all age groups.

- since 1998 the average age at divorce has risen from 40 to 44years for men (2009) and from 37 to 41 for women.

One in five (20%) of men and women divorcing in 2008 had a previous marriage ending in divorce.        - more likely to divorce if previously married.

69% of divorces in 2008 were to couples where the marriage was the first for both parties

67% of divorces in 2008, the wife was granted the divorce

in 2008, the most common reason for divorce was behaviour.

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