The Economy Has An Impact on Divorce Statistics
When I stumbled on to the reality that the frequency of divorce has something to do with the economy, I was a bit….wowed. But, now that I look at it with an analytical eye, it makes sense to me.
Had my ex- not been paid well, we probably wouldn’t have gotten divorced either but here are the stats from the Center for Disease Control:
So, what is it that contributes to this trend? In one short answer: the ability to liquidate and the cost of new household formation.
What we’re finding is that more couples are staying together because…they can’t afford to split up: houses are “under water,” and/or there isn’t enough cash to move into a new place nor pay for spousal support and custody.
I wonder what 2011’s data will reveal.