- Mar 2013
The number 1 reason cited for divorce is infidelity so... 69% initiated by women makes sense from a sexual gender perspective as an older women with children is less desirable mate while an older man tends to be more desirable because he is higher earning power than a younger man and this is even more true for college educated men.Do you think current divorce laws in the west, favor men ?
A recent study by the American Sociological Association found that women initiate two thirds of all divorces, a staggering 69% to be exact. An even higher rate of 90% of all divorces are initiated by college-educated women.
Who takes more risk in a marriage- men or women? Men could have their future earnings taken but most of the time this is due to having to support children. If the divorce happens where once spouse gave up career or career opportunities than they might get some compensation from the other spouse but that tends to be much lower than child support payments. It seems to me women take on more of the risk in marriage given that IF they do not have children and continue working their full career their earning potential is as high as men in most career fields AND they are committing to marriage while they are in their most desirable child birthing years while men have a higher desirability ratings as they get older up to about 60 where it starts to decline.