The divorce rate is a really hard thing to find out. It has been reported differently by many sources. It turns out that there are so many different factors to consider in this area. One source says that the rate is not on the rise and that two thirds of people will stay married. And then, there are different groups that divorce less. There are projections and theories everywhere on the matter.
- Is it true that about half of all marriages end in divorce? That should be an easy question to answer. After all, divorce is a very clear event that leaves an official paper trail.
- That projection, that the percentage of marriages ending in divorce in the future will be just a little over one-third, is just that – a projection, a guess.
- The probability that a marriage will end in divorce: Researchers typically study this by looking at people from different cohorts – for example, people born in a particular year.
““At the end of the 20th century, 43% to 46% of marriages were predicted to end in dissolution.the common belief that about half of all marriages are voluntarily disrupted is a reasonable approximation.””