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New Study Says Divorce Rates Will Increase As Economy Recovers

By Taryn Hillin / Huffington Post | March 15, 2014 | 0 replies

Divorce rates are climbing, and according to a new study, it could be because couples can finally afford to pull the plug on their marriage thanks to the rebounding economy.

University of Maryland sociologist Philip N. Cohen wrote a paper examining the effects of the economy on the U.S. divorce rate, which will be published in the journalPopulation Research and Policy Review.

According to Cohen's research, divorce rates declined after the economy took a hit in 2007, which some scholars later hailed as a "silver lining" to the recession, espousing that couples became stronger in a time of crisis.

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