6 Things Divorced People Have in Common

May 26, 2011  |  

(24/7 Wall St.) — The Census Bureau collects marital history from about 39,000 US households and ranks information regarding marriage and divorce, categorizing data into several demographic characteristics. Some demographic characteristics make it more likely that a person would identify themselves as divorced. 24/7 Wall St. identified the characteristics that make it most likely as income, receipt of public assistance, age, education, children, and employment.  Not surprisingly, financial troubles can strain a relationship, eventually leading to a divorce. Poorer people often are less educated, which is another factor for divorce. Those who did not finish college, for instance, are 16% to 19% more likely to be recently divorced.

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