Recent Marriage Foundation research on British couples has revealed that the divorce rate amongst those married for less than three years has plummeted to the lowest level in 30 years. Similarly, divorce rates amongst couples married for three to five years and couples married by more than five years have both dropped sharply. The Marriage Foundation theorizes that this may be a result of greater gender equality and more equitable sharing of household work amongst couples, which leads to more satisfying relationships.
- A Marriage Foundation study showed sweeping, across-the-board drops in divorce rates for British couples.
- The study attributed this in part to more equitable relationships and more sharing of housework, which lead to more stable and satisfying marriages.
- The divorce rate drops stand in contrast to the significantly higher breakup rate amongst non-married relationships.
“Divorce rates among newly married couples have dropped to a record low in nearly 30 years, a study has found.”