The Increasing Growth rate of Divorces in America.
“Couples are more likely to live together without getting married.” “Half of U.S. women had lived with a partner by the time they turned 30, resulting in a higher divorce rate.””50% of first marriages end in divorce”, the rate goes higher with second and third marriages, thereafter, according to Jennifer Baker of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology.
In the U.S., 8.1% of coupled households are made up of unmarried, heterosexual partners. The U. S. has the highest divorce rate and the highest rate of solo parenting than the world.
The rise in divorce fluctuated almost 3.5% every 5 years, as statistics show: 4.3 million in 1970 up to 18.3 million in 1996, according to a Census Bureau report on Marital Status and Living Arrangements. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the divorce rate in 1965 per 1,000 populations was 2.5%, and rose to 3.5% in 1970, and jumped to 4.8% in 1975, during 1980, it had jumped to 22.6%.
During 1997-1999 there were exclusions to states California, Colorado, Indiana, and Louisiana for divorce rates and for population rates. In the following years, other states also did not apply to add their state to the NCHS stat data.
During those three years, the data shows divorces at 4.3% for the national average for populations between 265.6 million populations base (1997) to 270.5 million population base (1999). During 1999 to 2001 the population base had risen, from 272.2 million to 277.1 million, with the divorce rate down from 4.3% to 4.0%.
NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics) has ceased publishing divorce counts and rates based on provisional data from the combined 50 states, because it is no longer feasible to calculate estimates of monthly divorce counts for nonreporting states, (in 2005-06, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Louisiana, and Minnesota; and in 2004, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, and Louisiana were non-reporting). The NCHS publishes only 12 month divorce rates based solely on reporting states and District of Columbia. The statistics show within the last three year count 2004-06 the divorce rate has been 3.6%-3.7%.
Reports do say that they estimate 50% of marriages to end up in divorce. That couldn’t be complete without all states reporting the statistics. I believe there to be a higher estimation of divorce rates. With so many non-reporting states coming into view, we can only estimate the divorce rate for the rest of our lives on this earth.