Variations in Divorce Rates by Community Size: A Test …

Study: Conservative Protestants’ divorce rates spread to their red state neighbors

nations indicated that divorce rates rose in 25 of the nations ..

Finally in the case of Mailine Protestant and Evangelicals there is a strong possibility of religious conflict, i.e. of the religious person trying to get the none religious person to be religious.
My hypothesis is that Catholics have a lower divorce rate because we both strongly value the permanence of marriage as a good thing and hence offer it to one another and to non-Catholics as a positive good rather than impose it upon them. We Catholics are pretty tolerant people.
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On unilateral divorce and the “selection of marriages” hypothesis

This article leaves out the stastistic for black wife/white husband couples. These marriages are 50% LESS likely to end in a divorce than white wife/white husband couples so depending on the gender of the individuals some interracial unions actually have lower rates of divorce that same race couples. Also, the statistic on marriages that make it to their 25th, 30th, and 50th anniverseries should take into consideration of one or both of the spouses dying before the marriage even makes it to those years. For example, its probably more likely that the reason why only 5% of marriages make it to their 50th year, is because most people die before their marriage reaches the 50 year mark not because of divorce.

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Incidentally if my hypothesis that lower Catholic divorce rates are a result of BOTH a strong value in the permanence of marriage probably maintained mostly by our symbol system, AND a great tolerance for others who may not completely share that symbol system is correct, it has implications for the upcoming Synods.
Relaxing the discipline in regard to remarriage (i.e. tolerance) may not be incompatible with the maintenance of a strong symbol system about marriage.
In fact Catholic might maintain the lower divorce rate and be even more attractive partners in marriage if we not only had strong values about the permanence of marriage but very good ways of handling divorce and remarriage in very tolerant and merciful ways. Divorces are not good things but for the sake of all the wounded parties they should be done with all the mercy that we can pull together.


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In 2008, a study was conducted by Jenifer L. Bratter and Rosalind B. King on behalf of the Education Resources Information Center. In this detailed study, the main topic was whether crossing racial boundaries increased the risk of ending a marriage. After detailed study it has been found that interracial couples have higher rates of divorce, particularly for those that married during the late 1980s. In interracial cases gender plays a big role. Interracial marriages with highest divorce rate took place between White females and non-White males. White wife/Black husband marriages are also more likely to result in divorce by the 10th year of marriage as compared to White/White couples. Also White wife/Asian husband marriages are more likely to end in divorce as compared to White/White marriages.

What Young Adults Need to Know about Cohabitation before Marriage

The nineties witnessed an upswing in the Japanese divorce rate which was still continuing in 2001. By recent historical measures, the current Japanese divorce rate is exceptionally high. The 2.27 level has not been recorded in Japan since the introduction of the Meiji Civil Code in 1898 when the divorce rate stood at 2.87. The Meiji Civil Code tightened up marriage and divorce practices, requiring people to officially register both. As a result people delayed or neglected registration and correspondingly the official divorce rate nosedived to 1.5 in 1899. Such a massive single-year drop in the divorce figures was artificial and the real divorce rate was probably quite high for a number of years as people adapted to the new regulations. Official rates remained below the 2.0 per 1000 of population mark for exactly 100 years. In 1999, the psychological 2.0 per 1000 of population level was breached. Even so, the 2.0 threshold is still extremely low in comparison to the United States. The last time the American divorce rate dipped to 2.0 was back in 1940, but this was a low for that decade. During the rest of the forties the American divorce rate was high with a decade peak of 4.3 being recorded in 1946.

A Comprehensive Review of Recent Research

The rate of divorce in America is high and it has even reported by various organizations that the rate is 50%. To be more precise, this is not true. Data reveal that the figure is very close to the actual one. However, if current trends continue, soon the figure will reach 50% and even more.When we discuss about stats, it should be actual and real. US divorce statistics are gathered by a number of diverse agencies, such as the U.S. Census Bureau, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the independent Americans for Divorce Reform. The stats are not comprehensive but the figures help a lot in understanding the meaning of divorce in the highly modern society of America. Various studies on US rate of divorce show significant differences when a comparison is made in 1st, 2nd and 3rd marriage breakups in America. The marriage breakup rate in America for first marriage is 41% to 50%; the rate after second marriage is from 60% to 67% and the rate in America for 3rd marriage are from 73% to 74%. Reports also say that couples with children have a slightly lower rate of breakup as compared to couples without children. This is due to the fact that being childless is one of the prime causes behind divorce in America. Also, the children of divorced parents are prone to divorcing 4 times more than the children of couples who are not divorced. Rates have been dropping during the last few decades. Data indicates that marriages have lasted longer in the 21st century as compared to the success rate of marriages in the 1990s. Also experts believe that the current rates trend might go down more in coming years as more and more couples prefer a live-in relationship. This is a type of relationship where couples live together like partners without marrying. In 2008, a study was conducted by Jenifer L. Bratter and Rosalind B. King on behalf of the Education Resources Information Center. In this detailed study, the main topic was whether crossing racial boundaries increased the risk of ending a marriage. After detailed study it has been found that interracial couples have higher rates of divorce, particularly for those that married during the late 1980s. In interracial cases gender plays a big role. Interracial marriages with highest divorce rate took place between White females and non-White males. White wife/Black husband marriages are also more likely to result in divorce by the 10th year of marriage as compared to White/White couples. Also White wife/Asian husband marriages are more likely to end in divorce as compared to White/White marriages. Mentioned below is a table that highlights geographic variations in divorce in the United States. All figures are based on national, regional, and state marriage breakup rates per 1,000 men and women aged 15 and over in 2009. Data is collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.The overall rate of divorce in America in 2009 for men is 9.2 and the same for women is 9.7. For northeast region, the rate for men and women in 2009 is 7.2 and 7.5 respectively. For Midwest region of America, the rate for men and women in 2009 is 9.1 and 9.2 respectively. In the south region the rate for men in 2009 is 10.2 and that for women is 11.1. Lastly, the rate in the western region in 2009 is 9.2 and 9.8 for men and women respectively.