Divorce is studied continuously to determine if there is a way to predict or prevent it from happening. USA Today reports that new research links the probability of divorce with a spouse’s number of siblings. The study bases its research on 57,061 people.
The research determined that the likelihood of divorce decreases by 2 percent for each additional sibling in a person’s family. The data was collected for the years between 1972 and 2012. The researchers were cautious to point out that many factors influence the likelihood of divorce but insist that the number of siblings should be included on that list.
For some time, researchers have studied the differences in social development between only children and kids that have siblings. The new study suggests that the social skills gained from having siblings may help prevent divorce by as much as 14 percent.
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Most studies estimate that approximately 40 percent of first marriages end in divorce. Divorces often are painted as vicious affairs, complete with courtroom screaming-matches and bitter endings. This certainly doesn’t have to be the case, especially if you hire the right divorce attorney.
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Many People Aren’t Convinced By The Study
Many people are not convinced that sibling counts are useful indicators of divorce. USA Today interviewed Brooklyn, N.Y. resident, Lauren Sandler, who was an only child growing up and is now the mother of a 5-year-old daughter. She said that school teaches children to manage conflict just as well as a sibling does.
Her comments are supported by a study that was published two years ago, which found that there is very little evidence that growing up as an only child has any effects that last long enough to affect adulthood.
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