divorce rate

divorce rate

the number of divorces per year divided by the total population, usually expressed as a rate per 1000. Other measures divide the number of divorces by the number of marriages. Although sometimes used as an indicator of social stability or social disorganization, the implications of changes in the divorce rate are open to wide differences of interpretation. See also DIVORCE AND MARITAL SEPARATION.
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The general divorce rate rose from 8 per 1,000 population in 1998 to 11.
They said the divorce rate pattern was following the one seen in the aftermath of the early Nineties recession.
CAIRO: While Egypt's divorce rate climbed up to 40 percent, divorce cases cost the State Treasury LE 7.
Turkey's Aegean region had the highest crude divorce rate (divorces per 1000 people) with 2.
PESHAWAR, June 3 -- Nearly half of all Pakistanis (48 per cent) believed that the rate of divorce has increased while a significant 32 per cent believed that there has been no notable change in divorce rate in the last 10 years and 19 per cent claimed it has decreased.
Egypt has the highest divorce rate, with one taking place every six minutes.
The divorce rate therefore should be one of the most substantial indicators of gay marriage's destructive force.
Through the years, the divorce rate in America has rapidly increased which has affected adults and children.
In 1999, Tennessee had the nation's third-highest per capita divorce rate, behind Arkansas and Nevada.
Such programs took off after fundamentalist groups clamored for aid, insisting that they can lower the divorce rate.
Recent attention to "retired husband syndrome" and the growing divorce rate among older Japanese couples attests to the timeliness, topicality, and importance of Harald Fuess's Divorce in Japan.