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Old 02-10-2013, 10:39   #109
devildog2067
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Originally Posted by ChiTownPicaro View Post
Do you know the divorce rate? Any stats to show that it is much higher than in the 60-70s.
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But either way I don't believe it is skyrocketing.
It's not. There are two basic ways to measure it

1) By fraction of marriages that end in divorce (flat since the 70s)

The Okie Corral

2) By fraction of the population that has been divorced (dropping steadily since a peak at ~1980)

The Okie Corral

The fact that the second line is decreasing while the first is flat implies that the people who get divorced are getting, on average, multiple divorces.
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