Sunday, February 20, 2011

Reduction of divorce and infidelity during economic downturn

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the rate of divorce in the United States is at its lowest point since the early 1970s.

Data Base, the number of divorces per 1,000 married women sank to 16.4 in 2009 compared to 16.9 in 2008 and at 22.6 in 1980.

Historical data in recent years demonstrate that people are less likely to get a divorce during periods when the economy is in a recession. In the same way that during these periods, people are more likely to wait longer to marry and have children. Volatile state of employment, increased fees, an obsolete property market and other issues related to the economic downturn could be caused by people to hold off on getting a divorce.

The rate of infidelity is on the decline, at least among married men. The national marriage project at the University of Virginia has revealed that the rate of infidelity among married men has not increased over the past 20 years. In 2000 's, 21% of men admitted to having extramarital sex, compared to 22% in 1990.

Among men recorded in 2000 's, 78% said "always" infidelity was wrong compared to 63% in 1970.

Prof. Bradford Wilcox, national marriage project interpreted the data in a corner of personal finance. "After all, if your husband has a secure job, your wife has a great health care plan, or help with in-laws are lessons the kid," Wilcox Prof. says: "it is probably much more willing to tolerate errors of spouse and weaknesses now what could be five years ago."

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