It is probably safe to say that nobody expects to get divorced when they get married in New Jersey. However, despite that wish and intention, the reality is that many couples will ultimately divorce. But, what exactly makes that the case? Are there factors that may actually signal a higher potential for divorce than others?
Those are some of the questions that an analytics person looked into. Utilizing data from the U.S. Census Bureau, it was shown that some patterns may be able to be seen. The data took a look at whether or not people had jobs, what level of education they had completed and what their origin or cultural race was identified at. Overall, people with backgrounds labelled as “Native” were found to have the highest rate of divorce and subsequent marriages. In contrast, people identified as Asian were found to have the lowest such rates.
When it came to education, it appeared that more was better. Persons who had no more than a high school diploma, if that, were shown to have higher rates of divorce and subsequent marriages compared to their counterparts who had college educations or beyond. A similar pattern emerged for people with jobs and without jobs. Those with jobs had lower rates of getting divorced or remarried than did people who did not have jobs.
While there is no one way to know who will get divorced, what is known is that it is difficult. Working with an attorney through a divorce is important so that people have the right information with which to make decisions.
Source: Oregon Live, “How do work, education and race affect divorce rates? Data sheds light on trends,” Laura Frazier, April 5, 2016