New Study Looks at Divorce Trends Compared to State of Economy


New Study Looks at Divorce Trends Compared to State of Economy


Most people have at least heard of the news in recent years that has stated that the divorce rate in the United States has dropped, and that one of the biggest reasons for this drop is because of the terrible economic recession that hit the country. People tend to pull back on major life decisions during these difficult times, and divorce obviously qualifies as such. Not to mention, the potential cost of a divorce had many people hesitating to take this step.

While this general notion was recognized and acknowledged by most who track these sorts of things, there has been little in the way of tangible study that’s been done that tracked this perceived phenomenon. However, that all changed recently with the release of a new study that took a close look at the divorce rates across 45 states between 1978 and 2009. The results, if not surprising, were still quite interesting.

The study, entitled, “Til Recession Do Us Part: Booms, Busts, and Divorce in the United States” was led by Dr. Abdur Chowdhury of Marquette University. The study revealed that there was a precipitous drop in the divorce rate across the country beginning in 2007, when the initial wave of the recession hit. However, once the economy began to show signs of improvement in 2010, the divorce rate began to climb right along with it.

San Diego Divorce Lawyers

Clearly, finances are a big reason that people decide to pursue a divorce, and it’s also been a reason that people have held off. However, money should not be the sole reason behind such an important decision, as hanging on in an unhappy marriage for a number of years may be more harmful than simply moving forward in certain situations.

If you are facing the possibility of ending your marriage but you’re not sure how to proceed, you need to seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of husbands and fathers for many years. Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.

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