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Babyboomers still pushing up divorce rates

Posted on in Divorce
Baby boomers are an age group that gets mentioned more than any other when statistics are looked at. This is no different as far as divorce is concerned, and as young adults, baby boomers managed to take divorce rates to heights never before seen. What is interesting about the baby boomer generation is that they are still a prime subject for divorce studies, even though they are over fifty years old. The Huffington Post reported a story about a baby boomers and divorce. Susan Brown and I-Fen Lin conducted a study named The Gray Divorce Revolution. The study suggests that the divorce rate for couples in the United States who are over 50 has been been heading up over the last 20 years. Brown's and Lin's study looks at divorce rates from the year 1990 to 2010, and they focus mainly on people who are 50 or older. What they noticed while doing their research was that the divorce rate in this age group has doubled over the 20-year period they were basing their study on. The rate has gone from 4.9 divorces in 1,000 married people in 1990 to 10 divorces in 1,000 people in 2010. The overall divorce rate has stayed quite similar over the same period, with 19 per 1,000 in 1990 and 18 per 1,000 in 2010. The number of people 50 and over is also higher now than it was in 1990. This can be seen from the 200,000 people over 50 divorcing in 1990, compared to about 600,000 in 2010. When you are dealing with divorce, it does not matter if you are a baby boomer or not. The important thing is that you have an experienced divorce attorney helping you. Contact our experienced Illinois divorce attorneys if you need help with a divorce or family law issue.
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