Women Not Suffering Same Level of Post-Divorce Income Drop


Survey Shows Women Not Suffering Same Level of Post-Divorce Income Drop

For generations, the typical family unit in the United States consisted of a husband who went to work every day and generated the income and a wife who stayed at home to take care of the household and to care for the children.  As a result of this past norm, women tended to suffer immensely in terms of their drop in income after a divorce was completed.  However, according to a recent survey, societal changes in general have led to much less of a substantial drop in income for women after a divorce.

Specifically, Pew Research recently completed a survey that compared the percentage of men and women who suffered at least a 25 percent drop in income after a divorce in the 1970’s to the percentage of men and women who suffer the same level of drop-off now.  In the 1970’s, 63 percent of women endured a drop-off of at least 25 percent of their income after a divorce compared to only 30 percent of men.  However, the number of women experiencing this level of drop-off in the present day has plummeted to 49 percent, while the number of men experiencing this level of a decline has risen to 47 percent.

This survey reflects the massive changes in terms of society overall during that time.  More and more women have entered the workforce since the 1970’s, and more and more families have needed to generate two incomes in order to make ends meet.  As a result, women tend to suffer less and men more in terms of income loss as a result of a divorce.

San Diego Divorce Lawyers

When a couple decides to end their marriage, one of the issues that always arises is that which concerns support.  Both spousal support and child support can be contested issues, and several factors including the respective incomes of the parties involved are supposed to be considered when finalizing the dissolution of the marriage.

If you are facing the end of your marriage and you need help handling this process, seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of fathers and husbands for many years.  Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.

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