Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Divorce: New Study

From the Times of India:
"It seems the popular belief that men get fleeced by their divorces while women get richer is a myth, for a new study has revealed that male incomes rise by a third after a marital split their while females face financial hardships. Researchers in Britain have found that divorce makes men significantly richer because their available incomes rise by around one third, while the average woman’s income falls by more than a fifth and can remain low for many years.

When a man leaves a childless marriage, his income immediately rises by 25%, while women suffer a sharp fall in income — in fact, separated women have a poverty rate of 27%."

2 comments:

Ms. Lucy said...

The inequality of all this continues to be mind boggling.

Love your blog! Keep up the great posts. Thanks.
Lucy

www.enchantedbyjosephine.blogspot.com

Melisende said...

Thanks Lucy!