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Easier Divorces Impact Economic Realities

Posted Apr 19, 2007 9:50 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Changes in divorce laws that have made it easier to end a marriage have led to lower rates of and domestic violence and suicides by women, according to studies cited by two economists.

The laws have also changed the economic realities of marriage, according to the story in the New York Times.

Low-income women are the most likely to remarry; least likely are educated women with high incomes because they are best able to support themselves living alone.

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