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Study sheds light on divorce rate by occupation

On Behalf of | Dec 31, 2017 | Divorce

Researchers are constantly looking at trends in data to help demystify some of humanity’s problems. One recent study looked at data from a five-year survey by the United States Census Bureau, to try and crunch the numbers to see if occupation affected rates of divorce among Americans. People in California may be interested to learn more about the results and what the researchers were able to find.

The research on the Census data was conducted by a statistician and found that money was a major factor in determining the longevity of a relationship, which may not come as a surprise to many. While money may not buy happiness, the data seems to indicate that steady cash flow may help to keep a couple together. Actuaries, whose job it is to asses risk, have the least likelihood of divorce according to the study.

Casino and gaming managers have the highest reported incidence of divorce, at 52.9 percent. Bartenders trail just behind that. Other occupations with high risk of separation include telemarketers, flight attendants, and some type of industrial machine workers. Stable professions included physicians, chemical engineers and scientists. One final observation noted is that divorce rates are much higher among the unemployed.

Of course, many factors go into determining whether a person is headed toward divorce in California, including compatibility, fidelity, commitment and more. No matter what the reason for the breakup, when the time comes, many people find themselves in need of a little help. Many people choose to hire an experienced family law attorney during their transition for extra help with legal and financial considerations.

Source: CBS New York, “Bartenders, Telemarketers Among Jobs With Highest Divorce Rate”, Dec. 19, 2017

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