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15 Countries with the Highest Divorce Rates in the World in 2017

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If you want to learn about the 15 countries with the highest divorce rates in the world in 2017, then you have come to the right place.

If you are thinking about tying the knot, then this article might discourage you, but please don’t let the numbers scare you. Marriage is an essential part of life, but it is also true that life is not easy. When it comes to stable marriages, Asian countries tend to have the upper hand, for example, the country with lowest divorce rate in our findings was Sri Lanka. The highest divorce rate in Asia is about 42%, which is the case in Kuwait. In contrast, the divorce rate in Belgium is 61%, and the divorce rate in Italy is 44%. So if you are looking for the answer to which country has the highest divorce rate in the world, then keep reading and you’ll find out.

This list is going to focus on the most recent divorces rates, but if you would like to take a look at how things were back in 2015, you should check out 11 Countries With the Highest Divorce Rates in the World. However, thinking about the merits of marriage just based on the divorce rate would not be fair, so do keep an open mind while going through the list. There are many factors that contribute to a dysfunctional marriage; take professions for example. Yes, what you do for a living can definitely contribute towards a divorce, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. Just take a look at the 11 Professions with the Highest Divorce Rates, and you will understand what we are talking about.

15 Countries with the Highest Divorce Rates in the World in 2017

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It is always better to get rid of a dysfunctional relationship than to continue it, but the repercussions can be severe, both financially and emotionally. This is especially true if there are children involved. But, such is life and we have to make the best of what we have been given. Did you know that Maldives holds the world record for the highest divorce rate ever? Well, it happened back in 2002, but the record still stands. Quite ironic don’t you think? Who would have guessed that a popular venue for honeymoons would hold such a world record. For our research, once again we went looking for statistics online, and we found a lot of data. We used sources like the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSTAT) for their report, and also Eurostat. Then we went ahead and put Google’s trusty search engine through its paces for additional information on the topic.

For ranking, we used the divorce to marriage ratio which is basically the ratio of crude marriages rate (number of marriages per 1,000 people in a year) and crude divorce rate (number of divorces per 1,000 people in a year) in a given geographic area. In this case we focused on countries. The higher this ratio goes, the higher a country has been placed on the list. So basically we will start off with countries where the divorce to marriage ratio is the lowest and work our way upwards from there. Once we get to the list phase of this article, you will get the idea. Since we are done with the methodology, there’s just only one thing to do, which is to check out the rankings, so let’s start off our list of 15 countries with the highest divorce rates in the world in 2017.

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