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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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