Working women more likely to be divorced than men
Bringing home the bacon may come at a price.
Does a career come with a greater risk of divorce? It sure does—if you're a woman.
According to the latest statistics from the American Community Survey (ACS), working women are more likely to be divorced than working men.
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the results of its 2011 survey, and 14.1 percent of women in the labor force are reportedly divorced, compared with only 9.5 percent of working men.
More on MSN Living: 10 foolproof ways to get in the mood
The difference in percentage is especially noteworthy considering there are significantly fewer women than men in the labor force.
Sorry ladies, but these stats also seem to support a disheartening study, which found that women who work full-time increase their risk of divorce by a staggering 29 percent.
More on MSN Living: The real reasons men shut down
In 2005, research published in the European Sociological Review found that full-time working wives are three times more likely to get divorced than women who stay at home. According to the research:
"Women who work full-time have a higher risk of divorce. Compared to non-working women, those with a full-time job have a 29 percent greater risk of divorce. Women who work more hours are found to have a higher divorce risk."
The ACS also revealed that citizens native to the U.S. are more likely to be divorced than foreign-born citizens: 11.6 percent of U.S. natives are divorced, compared with 7.7 percent of foreign-born respondents.
As for race, the group with the highest percentage of divorce was American Indian and Alaska Native. Meanwhile, Asians had the lowest rate of divorce.
Of the people who divorced within the past year of taking the survey, the median age was 43 for men and 41 for women. Overall, 11 percent of adults in the U.S. are divorced, an increase from 10.5 percent in 2007.
Photo: Ryan McVay/Getty Images
More Sex & Love on MSN Living:
How to pick a wedding band that works with your engagement ring
Wedding welcome basket shopping list
7 stories of lost wedding rings with happy endings
Most common holiday arguments—and how to avoid them
Um, i'm thinking the math or the headline is askew:
Yes it is true! Ya know why? Women VOTE, are better educated, make their OWN money and don't have to put up with the nonsense their "husbands" dish out! These women typically do most of the cleaning, cooking and child rearing. Plus these men feel free to hit, criticize and "do their own thing" while behaving like children. NO THANKS. I KNOW that one in a thousand are great husbands, but seriously, those are pathetic odds.
love: friendships, dating, sex & marriage
This just in: Guys over 5'10" are twice as likely to stray.
Or how to tell if you've reached THAT point in your bond.
Dating doesn’t have to be a daunting task, promise. Here’s how to make it fun for you and him.
This just in: A new study shows girls are warriors in the womb.
You can make a pros and cons list...but ultimately you know what works best for you.
Maggie Reyes is a life coach, writer, and the founder of ModernMarried.com. She helps newlyweds re-think what married life can be. Here, she’s revealing tricks every newlywed couple needs to know.
Government-supported Vietnamese classes teach women Korean language, customs.
Whether you're into creative artists or uber-preppy bankers, there's something to be said for trying something new.
Sometimes two characters on a TV show or movie can portray being a happy couple effortlessly, or can have lots of fun playing former spouses — especially if they're married to each other in real life! Keep scrolling for six celebrity costars you probably didn't know tied the knot, even after the bloodiest and craziest story lines.
Some couples want nothing more than a laid-back, by-the-book proposal. Then there are the other couples, where the proposal not only needs to be personalized, it also has to be unique and entirely different than the typical restaurant, bended-knee idea. Sound like you? Then get inspired by some of the most creative proposal ideas we’ve ever seen. If you find something you like, steal it and then modify it to make your proposal something totally unforgettable.
From Nantucket all the way to Cayo Espanto, we've rounded up some of the prettiest beaches to travel to for your honeymoon.
Researchers studied the age-old stereotype that women really are more talkative than men.