It’s Getting Easier For Women To Bounce Back After Divorce

More couples are saying “I do” to divorce and not without good reason. It’s easier than ever to get one; the social stigma’s (mostly) evaporated; and as Pew recently pointed out, there are fewer economic repercussions for doing so.

Just look at the chart below, which illustrates how the decline in men and women’s post-divorce income has shifted since the early 1970s.

Back then, women were more dependent on men and suffered a steep drop in income when they split with the family breadwinner. Today’s average woman suffers less of a financial setback thanks to the fact that she probably has a day job and the gap between men and women’s earnings has narrowed.

The same can’t be said for America’s gentlemen.

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Categories: Economics, Family values

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