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@@Children Divorce is thought to have negative effects on children \clip\97\14\divorce.txt http://www.seattletimes.com/extra/browse/html97/divo_060397.html The Seattle Times Company Tuesday, June 3, 1997 Divorce has long-term impact on kids by Donna Kato Knight-Ridder Newspapers SAN FRANCISCO - A prominent Bay Area researcher yesterday released the results of a groundbreaking 25-year study that adds further weight to a growing consensus about divorce: Children suffer far longer and more deeply than previously thought. CHILDREN DIVORCE MORE IF PARENTS DIVORCED MULTIPLE TIMES \clip\97\19\divorce\index.txt cnn interactive 8/11/97 Study: Children of multiple divorces likely to do the same August 11, 1997 http://www-cgi.cnn.com/US/9708/11/kids.divorce/index.html % Children who: Parents Divorced Div 2+ times -------------------------------------------------- - divorced multiple times 67 26 - divorced once 58 19 - intact 41 9 Source: study by UCLA sociologist Nicholas Wolfinger @@favorable Divorce Gets Respect Newsweek Feb 2002 Review of For Better or Worse, E Mavis Hetherington and John Kelly 75% of children she studied did as well as intact families 70% of adults "enhanced" or "good enough" @@income loss c:\doc\96\03\divinc.txt full:\priv\96\16\DIVORGAP.HTM Seattle Times May 19, 1996 "Close-up: Post-divorce wealth gap was wrong, agrees author" by Katharine Webster Associated Press. Summary: Lenore Weitzman in "The Divorce Revolution" claimed widely quoted statistics that women's incomes dropped by 73 percent while men gained 42 percent in the year after the divorce. New research show the correct figures to be more like 27 and 10 percent. The author now admits she messed up. @@Initiate USUALLY WIVES INITIATE DIVORCE Only 25 to 30 percent of all divorces are initiated by the husband. Not husbands who dump their wives. "Real Women Stay Married" Susan Orr Washington Watch Family Research Council June 2000 z43\clipim\2000\06\21\staymarr.efx @@rate \doc\95\14\popsur94.wk1 March 1994 Current Population Selected Social Characteristics March 1994 Current Population Survey Compared to whites, Asians are less 1/1.5 times less likely to be widowed and 1/2.4 times less likely to be divorce, and 30 percent more likely to have never married. Asian men are less likely than Asian women to have divorced. Asian White Index United States Total Pac Isl Not Hisp White US Total 259,753 7,444 191,087 Marital Status 15+ Never Married 27.3 30.9 23.8 1.30 1.13 Married, Spouse 54.0 57.1 58.1 -1.02 1.06 Married, Sp, Absen 3.4 3.9 2.3 + 1.70 1.15 Widowed 6.6 4.6 7.0 - -1.52 -1.43 Divorced 8.7 3.6 8.8 - -2.44 -2.42 Male 15+ Never Married 31.2 36.1 27.6 + 1.31 1.16 Married, Spouse 56.1 56.5 60.2 -1.07 1.01 Married, Sp, Absen 2.90 4.40 2.00 + 2.20 1.52 Widowed 2.30 0.90 2.30 - -2.56 -2.56 Divorced 7.50 2.10 7.80 - -3.71 -3.57 Female 15+ Never Married 23.70 26.20 20.20 + 1.30 1.11 Married, Spouse 52.20 57.60 56.20 1.02 1.10 Married, Sp, Absen 3.80 3.40 2.60 1.31 -1.12 Widowed 10.60 7.90 11.30 - -1.43 -1.34 Divorced 9.70 5.00 9.80 - -1.96 -1.94 ANNUAL DIVORCE RATE IS ONLY 2%, LIFETIME IS MORE LIKE 43% \clip\2004\04\divrate.txt Subject: WSJ: Divorce rates vary widely from group to group THE WALL STREET JOURNAL http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB108258539159789775,00.html?mod=home_journal_links The Wall Street Journal April 22, 2004 WORK & FAMILY By SUE SHELLENBARGER No Comfort in Numbers: Divorce Rate Varies Widely From Group to Group April 22, 2004; Page D1 Divorce rates can vary significantly. Here are the percentage-point increases in the probability of divorce or separation during the first 10 years of marriage, depending on a variety of factors: Annual income under $25,000 vs. over $50,000 +30 Having a baby before marriage vs. seven months or more afterward +24 Marrying under 18 years of age vs. 25 or over +24 Own parents divorced, vs. intact family of origin +14 No religious affiliation +14 High-school dropout vs. some college +13 Central-city vs. suburb dweller +9 Source: National Center for Health Statistics The annual rate of divorce -- divorces that year divided by the total of existing marriages -- is quite low, running at around 2% as of 1995, the latest statistics available. That doesn't really tell you much, since each couple is at risk for divorce over the life of a marriage. The 50% estimate attempts to reflect that, but it's an imperfect measure. The lifetime divorce rate such as it is appears to be falling -- to roughly 43%, according to the National Marriage Project at Rutgers University. \clip\97\29\asianst.txt AP 12/09/97 Asian-Americans Better Educated (US Census) Just 3.8 percent of Asians are currently divorced, compared with 8.9 percent of all Americans 15 and over. About the same share are currently married and living with their spouse -- 53.5 percent for Asians and 53.4 percent overall -- but more Asians have never married, 34.8 percent compared with 27.5 percent. \doc\96\03\fauldivo.txt "Finding Fault with No Fault" Wall Street Journal April 16, 1996 p. A12 Review of Maggie Gallagher's The Abolition of Marriage 14% of women in the 40s eventually divorced. Of those married in the late 60s to 70s, 50% have already been divorced. \priv\96\04\techamis.txt "Technology Amish Style" Technology Review Feb 1996 p. 31 Eric Brende - Low rates of depression and divorce are cited for the Amish \priv\95\10\morereas.txt USA Today 8/23/95 women who earn 51% to 75% of family income were found to be much more likely to separate or divorce according to research from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. They say increasing economic indepenence and earnings is probably related to today's high divorce rates. \priv\95\10\beijdivr.txt - divorce rates in Beijing are way up. NYT 8/22/95 \priv\95\04\divrkids.txt - multiple divorces are really bad for children Marriage is seen as worth saving, divorce may simply defer problems to another partner. "Staying the course" Seattle Times Jan 29, 1995 p. L1