Money and divorce: What recent divorce research has to say about poverty's effect on marriage

Recommended by Katie Harmer

Deseret News

Published: Thursday, Aug. 30 2012 8:00 a.m. MDT

Well into the divorce process, new research has found, about 40 percent of American couples had one or both parties open to the possibility of reconciliation.

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Our take: In recent years, sociologists have speculated numerous correlations between divorce and financial stress. In this slideshow, Huffington Post author Brittany Wong collects and summarizes recent studies highlighting the intersection of divorce and poverty. A few trends include the rate of divorce among poverty-stricken communities and the middle class, and the impacts of unemployment on divorce rates.

Divorce isn't easy for anyone. But for the poorest couples in our nation, money-related issues all too often contribute to divorce or prove to be a barrier to obtaining one once they decide to call it quits.

Click through the slideshow below to read about recent research on the intersection of divorce and poverty, then weigh in: which study surprised you most?

Read more about the correlation between divorce and poverty on The Huffington Post.

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