The Rise of the “Gray Divorce”

Over the past few years, social scientists have noted an increase in the number of divorces among older couples. One of the first studies on the subject, which was conducted at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, looked at the increase in so-called “gray divorces” between 1990 and 2010. In 1990, the study reports, divorce among couples age 50 and over was just 10 per cent. By contrast, the number jumped to 25 per cent by 2010.

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