Age gap might be a risk factor for divorce, study says
Posted on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 6:26 pm
A study has shown the risk of divorce increases as the age difference between couples becomes larger, The Atlantic reported on November 9.
The study analyzed the data from more than 3,000 recently married and divorced Americans, and learned that couples with even a one-year age difference were 3% more at risk of splitting up than couples who were the same age. A 5-year age gap may increase the likelihood of divorce to 18%, while a 20 to 30-year age gap increases the possibility of divorce from 95% to 172%. According to the report, the risk of divorce in couples with age differences is more likely due to divergences in culture and interests.
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