Do Women Work More Before Divorcing?

Everyone has heard a number of theories about how you can tell someone is headed for a divorce. A husband getting a gym membership means that he is cheating or the wife's sudden interest in tennis is because of an instructor. Well, we are not talking about those theories today. We are going to look at a study conducted in the United Kingdom that suggests women whose marriages are about fail work more hours. Aol. did a story about the study in its money section.

A study conducted by the London School of Economics and Political Science suggests that for everyone 1% increase of marital failure, women will work 12 minutes more on a weekly basis. Berkay Ozcan with his co-researches used statistics from before and after the legalization of divorce in Ireland in 1996 to examine women's participation in the workforce.

They found that non-religious married woman increased the hours put into their work by 18% after divorce became legal. A control group consisting of religious women was used as a comparison, and they seemed unaffected by the divorce law.

Dr. Ozcan commented on the results, saying: “We see that women who are at a higher risk of divorce significantly increase how much they work. And it isn't that women working outside the home are more likely to get divorced.”

He also said that increased working hours did not lead to a decrease in time spent on childcare.

Regardless of how much you work, you will need an experienced divorce attorney on your side if you are planning to file for divorce or going through one. The hardships of divorce are enough without being overwhelmed by the legal intricacies. Be smart about your divorce, and contact our knowledgeable Illinois divorce attorneys today.

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