A new study conducted in Australia finds that it pays – literally – for “baby boomers” to stay married.
According to the study, members of the baby boom generation who divorced without remarrying were significantly less likely to become homeowners again after divorce – and had fewer assets and less income – than their married counterparts.
The study also concluded that men who remarried were more likely to “catch up” financially than women.
But, paradoxically, the study revealed that divorced women who remained single were more likely to become homeowners again than divorced men who stayed single.
Study aside, some spouses report, anecdotally, that they, personally, benefit financially from divorce.
All interesting observations but, in the final analysis, decisions on whether or not to divorce may turn upon more than balance sheets.