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Military divorce rates


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Military divorce rates

  1. 1. Military Divorce Rates
  2. 2. <ul><li>Rand Corp made a study that took them the whole year.
  3. 3. It states that the number of military personals divorces rose from 2.5% in 2001 to 3% in 2005.
  4. 4. While nothing to sneeze at, it is less than what the government previously assumed.
  5. 5. The assumption was made on the increased stress rate due to the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>This study, however, can't record whether the divorces will soar once the troops leave the service.
  7. 7. There are other consequences, like alcoholism and neglected children.
  8. 8. This study addressed none of them.
  9. 9. It was ordered when the Pentagon came to the conclusion that the divorce rates actually doubled. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>There has been a decline in the divorces since 1996 up to the 2000.
  11. 11. In 2005, number of divorces was about the same as in 1996.
  12. 12. This study states that the highly elevated stress actually doesn't have any serious influence on the number of divorces. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The study has been done on the source of about 6 million men and women that served 5 years before the 9/11 and 5 years after it.
  14. 14. One strange thing this survey found is that the number of divorces was actually smaller when the soldiers were deployed for longer.
  15. 15. Plenty of people are afraid of this career, while still, everyone is aware of the benefits the military gives to the families.
  16. 16. Plenty enroll because of the benefits, but plenty also like the job. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>With all the negative aspects, there are positive ones too. Plenty of participants actually cited the deployment as “meaningful and fulfilling” since it gave them the chance to really serve their country.
  18. 18. The officials are unsure of the earlier statistics, and believe that the study from 2004 actually missed the numbers badly.
  19. 19. The research also states that women are twice more likely to divorce than the men. The main reason is guessed to be too little support for their families through the existing programs.
  20. 20. Ordinary soldiers are more likely to get divorced than the officers – which is attributed to the age difference. </li></ul>