The Instability of Divorce Risk Factors in the UK ∗

@inproceedings{Chan2005TheIO,
  title={The Instability of Divorce Risk Factors in the UK ∗},
  author={T. W. Chan},
  year={2005}
}
We examine the stability of divorce determinants in the UK between 1960 and 1989. Using retrospective marriage history data, we show that the effects on divorce rate of educational attainment, premarital cohabitation, and spouse’s previous marital status have all undergone significant changes. This is in sharp contrast to results recently reported for the US (Teachman, 2002). We also confirm an unexpected finding of Böheim and Ermisch (2001) and Chan and Halpin (2002): that in the UK children… CONTINUE READING