Re: [Epic][CHAT] Australia the land of broken marriages?

From: Chris Weigt <Christopher.Weigt_at_...>
Date: Wed, 14 May 1997 19:39:15 +1000 (EST)

On Wed, 14 May 1997, Antony Van Der Linden wrote:

> > On Tue, 13 May 1997, Chris Weigt wrote:
> >
> > > Chris
> > > (from the land downunder, where 2/3 marriages fail. We're the sensible
> > > country 8)
> Chris I don't know where you're getting your statistics from matey,
> but AFAIK divorce rates in Oz are 1/2 at the very worst, and this is
> usually quoted only when some high profile psychiatrist is trying to sell
> a new book on the subject. From watching (I hate to say it) the occasional
> bit of imported US daytime telly, 2/3 is the US divorce rate.
> Just off the top of my head, thinking back to school (bout 5 yrs
> ago) maybe 50% of the kids were in one parent families, but that includes
> widow(er)ed parents as well. But, anyway...
> Thanks,
> Tony.
Hmm, well, amongst my close friends here at uni, it's more like a 5/6
divorce rate! As for the statistics, well, I heard/read/absorbed by
osmosis the information a cuppla years ago, come to think of it it might
have been on "A Current Affair". I dont think it was related to a new
book tho 8) How accurate it is today I have no idea.
(man we get some weird threads going here!)
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