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Divorce and a husband's employment

The most significant factor in a divorce for couples in Ohio and the rest of the nation is whether the husband is gainfully employed. This is according to a study conducted by a sociology professor at Harvard University. The professor examined 46 years' worth of data on over 6,300 married couples in the United States. She discovered that there was a rise in the number of divorces in the mid-1970s and determined that housework was not a significant contributing divorce factor after 1975, most likely because a larger number of women were becoming part of the workforce. She also found that a wife's economic independence was not linked to a higher chance of divorce.

While it hardly affected the likelihood of a divorce before, the husband's employment status has begun to matter since 1975. Although women began expecting more from their professions, there was no change in the career expectations for men. In fact, even while women pursued their careers, the role of the family breadwinner still belonged to men.

According to the study's data, there is a 3.3 percent chance that husbands who are not employed full time will get a divorce in a given year. This is compared to the 2.5 percent chance for husbands who are employed full time. Unemployment can create difficulty in a marriage. It can be more difficult to pay bills timely and pay for ordinary household expenses. Making late payments can also affect one's credit score, making it difficult to apply for home loans or vehicle insurance.

Regardless of the cause, financial problems can often be the precipitating factor in filing for a divorce. People who are facing this type of a situation may want to have legal assistance in negotiating a settlement that covers property division and other applicable issues.

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