An online version of a psychology journal has a piece about the divorce rate. A 2010 report estimated the rate at about fifty per cent. In 2014, a researcher contended that the rate is actually falling and is expected to be only one third. She cited an economist’s findings. Others have contested her statement as well as the economist’s data. The writer discusses the difficulty in measuring the divorce rate. She guesses that the rate is between 42 and 45 per cent.
- The idea that half of marriages end in divorce does not have factual support.
- Projections show that roughly one third of marriages will end in divorce. This is significantly lower than previous thought.
- The experts do not agree some say the divorce rate is actually increasing.
“It is true that half of all marriages end in divorce or a permanent separation.”