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‘Inefficient’ divorces leave couples worse off


Roughly one in four couples who divorce in hopes of finding greater happiness may have been better off staying married.

Oleksandr (Alex) Zhylyevskyy, assistant professor of economics at Iowa State University, calls these situations “inefficient divorces.”

“What the paper actually does is look at the impact of spousal cooperation, conflict, and divorce in marriage on the happiness of the spouses,” he says.

Full story at Futurity.

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  • Anonymous

    It depends upon the circumstances for the divorce – this topic cannot be condensed into simply one aspect of the show