Divorce Rate

Discussion in 'General' started by Auto Rock, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. I have a question.... Can the divorce rate be over 100%? A friend and I discussed this and I said it could but I am willing to admit I am wrong. The way I see it is if people move in from other places and are married, they don't count that marriage as happening in the county, but they do count it as a marriage. If they were to get a divorce then it would add to the divorce rate but since the marriage didn't happen in the county then the marriage rate would stay the same. Does that make sense? Do you think its possible? Sorry if it sounds kind of stupid, I am just bored and wondering.
  2. I dont think so. It can only be 100% i think...
  3. It depends on how you're talking about it

    Obviously no more than 100% of marriages can end in divorce, but say for example that 45% of marriages ended in divorce in 2006, and for some ridiculous reason in 2007, 90% of married couples divorced. The divorce rate would be up by 200% compared to the previous year.

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