National Divorce Rate Continues to Skyrocket in ChinaPosted: 11/17/2014 12:00 pm
As reported on Yangcheng Online, divorces in China have steadily risen since 2004. In 2013, there were 3.5 million divorces in China, a 12.8 percent increase from the year before.
Guangzhou’s divorce rate is indicative of the general mood in China. In 2003, there were only 4,404 divorces in Guangdong; ten years later, there were 24,838; an increase of 564 percent.
If you’re thinking that the younger generation is driving the rising divorce rate, you’d be mistaken. Although people in Guangzhou between the ages of 30 and 39 are the most likely to get divorced (totalling 151,837 in 2013), the next largest segment are those aged 40 and up (totalling 136,766 divorces).
Check out the infographic to see for yourself.
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