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Divorce rates fall to Seventies levels as women ‘happier in their marriages’

20th November 2023

The Telegraph

Divorce rates have dropped back to levels last seen in the 1970s because women are happier in their marriages, a report has claimed.

The study by the Marriage Foundation think tank found the current predicted risk of divorce over a lifetime for those marrying was 35 per cent – the same as it was for couples in the Seventies.

This figure is down almost 10 per cent from a 44 per cent peak in lifetime divorce levels among people who married in 1986, the group recorded as having the highest-ever rates of separations.

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