A new study recently revealed that the improving economy has led to an increase in the number of couples filing for divorce, an article published by the Huffington Post on Tuesday, January 28 reported.
According to the study authored by University of Maryland sociologist Philip Cohen, divorce rates decreased during the recession due to high cost of the legal process. In 2008 a decline of 20.9 divorces in 1000 women was recorded and it continued to dip until 2009. However, in 2010 divorce rates started to increase as the economy improved.
Sociologist Andrew Cherlin supported Cohen’s research by saying the trend happened previously during the Great Depression where couples, at the time, couldn’t afford the cost of getting a divorce.
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