Pssst: The Divorce Rate is Really Down, Not Up

The divorce rate is climbing … Half of all marriages will fail …

That’s what we hear in the media all the time … Until today.

A couple of professors at the respected Wharton School say it isn’t so.

According to them, the studies typically cited for the above proposition are statistically flawed. And, they report, the Census Bureau in essence admitted it.

In reality, they claim, the divorce rate is falling … Is now at its lowest point since 1970.

They grant that the marriage rate has also fallen … But those who marry today tend to stay married longer, they conclude.

Read more in this New York Times editorial: Divorced From Reality.