Although most people are trying extremely hard to keep their divorce from happening, more than half of modern marriages end in divorce these days.
An official report derived from the United States Census has this to say about the Divorce Rate:
"The National Center for Health Statistics recently released a report which found that 43 percent of first marriages end in separation or divorce within 15 years. The study is based on the National Survey of Family Growth, a nationally representative sample of women age 15 to 44 in 1995. Bramlett, Matthew and William Mosher. “First marriage dissolution, divorce, and remarriage: United States,” Advance Data From
Vital and Health Statistics; No.323. Hyattsville MD: National Center for Health Statistics: 2001. Data in the Census report were collected from both men and women, age 15 and over, and a different methodology was used than in the NCHS report."
"About 50 percent of first marriages for men under age 45 may end in divorce, and between 44 and 52 percent of women’s first marriages may end in divorce for these age groups. The likelihood of a divorce is lowest for men and women age 60, for whom 36 percent of men and 32 percent of women may divorce from their first marriage by the end of their lives. A similar statistical exercise was performed in 1975 using marital history data from the Current Population Survey (CPS). Projections based on those data implied that about one-third of married persons who were 25 to 35 years old in 1975 would end their first marriage in divorce."
"This cohort of people, who in 1996 were about 45 to 55 years old, had already exceeded these projections as about 40 percent of men and women in these ages had divorced from their first marriage. Current projections now indicate that the proportion could be as high as 50 percent for persons now in their early forties."
For more information on divorce and the
stop divorce rate, read page 18 of the Census data file linked below.
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