The National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University has released a new study that examines first-time divorces across different races and different levels of education. While the study is hardly the first of its kind, it is the first to use information provided by the 2010 United States Census. 

 

The divorce study found that the women with the highest rates of divorce have some post-secondary education but do not hold college degrees. Those with the lowest rates of divorce either held college degrees or did not hold a high school diploma or GED. 

 

When studying race and divorce, researchers found that women of Asian descent had the lowest rates of divorce, followed by Hispanic and Caucasian women. African-American women had the highest rates of divorce. The findings regarding divorce and education held true for all races that the researchers examined. 

 

What can we learn from this new information? Researchers say that it is important to understand that the relationship between divorce, education, and race is complex – and that it is certainly not straightforward. 

 

Are you going through a divorce in Washington State and need the assistance of a Bellevue divorce attorney? Contact the Law Offices of Molly B. Kenny today to speak with a family lawyer and get your questions answered.

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