In recent years, the overall divorce rate has increased by 251.8%. For example, an average woman in the Maldives, the country with the highest divorce rate, goes through three divorces before turning 30. The statistics are heartbreaking and the culprit for all of this was identified by a Harvard study.

We found this study extremely intriguing and would like to elaborate on it for our readers.

Researchers Studied Data Dating Back 45+ Years And Here’s What They Found:

According to a Harvard Study, the Strength of a Marriage Depends on the Husband’s Job Status
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To go further, a survey by a Harvard professor collected data from more than 6,300 couples, dating back to the 1970s.

After looking at the data, it was found that, although couples argue and divorce for various reasons, The probability of divorce increases by 30% when the man is unemployed.

Men With Part-time Jobs Or No Jobs At All Are Most Likely To Get Divorced

And that’s not all. Households, where men have part-time jobs, are also at higher risk of divorce. In more detail, the study adds that even when men work small jobs or become unemployed against their will, this still leads to fights and tension in their marriages.

On The Contrary, A Woman’s Lack Of A Job Doesn’t Lead To Divorce

According to a Harvard Study, the Strength of a Marriage Depends on the Husband’s Job Status
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Most women today are busy balancing work and home perfectly, but according to the survey, a woman’s professional status has no effect on the likelihood of divorce.

The data collected from the couples did not show a positive or negative influence on the financial situation of the woman during the divorce.

The Research, However, Leaves Out Many Other Factors

That said, there is no denying that every couple is different and that the study results may not apply to everyone.

In addition, it should be noted that the study did not consider same-sex couples or men who voluntarily chose to care for their families while their wives worked.

It mentions that the increasing economic independence of women may also be a reason for divorce, but there is still no valid evidence to support this claim.

Having A Job Is Equally Important For Singles Who Are Trying To Date

According to a survey, being financially independent is considered attractive, while people with a lot of debt are considered less desirable.

Men and women viewed photos of people of the opposite sex and were asked to rate them. Later, their indebtedness was revealed and it was observed that the ratings fell for both sexes, who were not financially stable.

However, the change was small for women. For men, on the other hand, ratings have dropped dramatically. 75% of women revealed that they would not date a man who is drowning in debt.

Do you agree that financial stability is important for a marriage to last? Or do you think love is against all odds?

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