10 countries with a high level of divorces
Today, in all developed countries of the world family as a social institution is experiencing is not the best of times. fewer couples design their marital relationship "as expected" From year to year, while the number of registered divorces in families literally rolls over. This situation is not like anyone, but no matter how the authorities try to influence it, the principal supporters of a strong, traditional marriage is becoming less and less.
The reasons for this situation are many: economic, moral, religious, but they all lead to the same result - the number of divorces is growing only at an alarming rate. For the numerical evaluation of this process is commonly used so-called divorce rate, which is defined as the number of divorces during the year, accounting for every thousand people. There is also such an evaluation method in which the number of streaks divided by the number of marriages. Of course, both of these methods allow to get a very approximate picture, if only because they did not take into account the number of disintegrating families of those people who live in cohabiting relationships and, consequently, do not register their relationship. Unfortunately, both methods show that the rapid growth of the divorce - it is completely reliable result.
We offer a look at the top ten countries in which the divorce rate is the highest value.
In 2010, Eurostat said that Hungary is ranked third in the world in the percentage of divorces and marriages. Statistics say that 67% of marriages in the country end in divorce, and accounted for 2, 5 divorces per every thousand people a year at odds of marriage 3, 6. Every tenth adult male in Hungary is divorced, and 12, 4% of women have experience a failed marriage. These numbers can not be called optimistic. Experts from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development expressed the view that the increase in the number of divorces in Hungary contributes to the ease with which the courts carry out this procedure, and that is why young couples get divorced just because of each trifle.
The Scandinavian countries are always "famous for" high divorce rate, but lately the situation is different as threatening not name. "Record 'number of divorces - 25 100 - in Sweden were registered in 2013. And more than 100 of these broken marriages lasted less than a year.
Swedish law on the procedure of divorce significantly simplified the procedure in 1974, and since then, every year the number of divorces increased by a few thousand.
Today's statistics show that about 47% of marriages in this country end in divorce. Researcher Glenn Sandström (Glenn Sandström) sees one of the reasons that the powerful system of state benefits allow women to financially easily cope without her husband, even when they are in the most vulnerable and helpless. As evidence, the researcher gives practically identical growth curves of the level of social security and divorces increase.
In 1960, the divorce rate in the Czech Republic amounted to 16%. In 2005 it was already 50%, which made the Czech Republic the ranks of the highest values of this coefficient. Today sad ratio reaches 66%. Zhitya Richtarikova (Jitya Rychtarikova), demography professor at Charles University, relates such rapid growth of divorces that after World War II Czech women began to massively abandon the career of housewives and go to work on an equal basis with men. The higher financial spouses independence from each other, the bonds become less stable marriage. Richtarikova also cites data showing that the rate of divorce in families with a low level of education higher than for educated families.
The specialists of the National Institute of Statistics reported that the divorce rate in Portugal growth is strongly associated with a decrease in fertility. Today, the divorce rate in this country reaches 68%, which puts it in second place in the European Union. Every day, more than 70 families breaks in Portugal.
In Ukraine, out of all marriages end in divorce 42%. Statistics say that there are married more often than in other European countries, but also bred at an incredible pace. Moreover, almost a quarter of marriages fail because of the banal alcoholism of one or both spouses. Another factor that massively destroys families are in financial difficulties and low living standards.
School does not deter parents from divorce, so today, the number of single-parent families is about 20%. The procedure itself is a divorce in Ukraine is incredibly simple, and the amount of maintenance that must be paid to the maintenance of the child is very small (less than 50 dollars a month), which also does not generate almost no significant barriers to divorce.
divorce rate in the US is 53%, and for a number of years, it just grows. Especially a lot of divorces were registered in the 40's and 70's of last century. The new millennium also marked by the rapid growth of this sad statistic. Moreover, in the US there is an interesting phenomenon: most often divorced people who had once been married. The ratio is as follows: First of marriages decomposes about 41%, from the second - 60%, and for the third marriages this figure reaches 73%. Surprisingly, it seems that people did not learn from their mistakes. Among the main causes of divorce in the US experts include: financial difficulties, physical and psychological violence in the family, loss of interest of the spouses to each other of treason.
Unfortunately, Russia is also one of the countries with the highest rate of divorce. For our country, the coefficient is equal to 51%. And the dynamics of growth of this indicator simply depressing. Ten years ago, bred in Russia every third couple, now - every second. In 2012, the Russian general has taken global leadership, but, fortunately, not for long.
The main obstacle a long married life in Russia is the lack of housing, financial problems and alcoholism. Poor housing conditions can really quickly destroy even the strongest feelings. After all, if the number of rooms in the apartment less than the number of people living in it (and in such circumstances there is a majority of Russian families), the spouses is simply nowhere to be alone, and in this case, about any normal family life, even speech can not be.
In Belgium, citizens are considered to be one of the richest in the EU, the acuteness of the housing problem is much lower than in Russia, but divorce is much larger. Here, the coefficient value rises to a record of 71%. In this case, experts complain about the too high standard of living and social protection is too strong, where people just do not need each other, and the slightest cooling sensation immediately diverge. In 70-ies of the last century, when the country did not have such numerous and generous social programs, the divorce rate was only 9, 2%. Today, the divorce rate is so much that on the narrow-minded level of their perceived already as a very natural and not a dramatic event.
Many of the statistics put Belarus on the second place in the world in terms of the divorce. Coefficient here reaches the value of 68%. The level of abortions is also one of the highest in the world. In Belarus, a similar situation many attribute the mass loss of faith in God and a departure from traditional religious values. Indeed, over 40% of citizens consider themselves atheists, therefore, the urgent calls of the Church in that whatever was to keep family and completely abandon the abortion they do not cause much enthusiasm.
According to the number of population is an island nation occupies the 175th place in the world, but on the level of divorce rate - one of the first, and avoiding the huge Russian and Belarus. Currently, the number of divorces in this country than ever before. This is particularly surprising, as the dominant religion in the country is Islam, whose followers are known to be more committed to the preservation of the family. Despite the fact that the dissolution of Muslim marriage has always been a surprisingly simple (it is enough to say three times "talyak" and the marriage is considered null and void), Islam is extremely negative attitude to divorce and Muslim countries on this indicator far behind everyone else. Maldives but for some reason, take some kind of revenge.