Divorce touches the lives of all different types of people. Both men and women, the young and old, and people of all ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds are affected by divorce. No one is destined for divorce purely based on their demographic, but there are some factors that can make a person more likely to get divorced than others. For example, having divorced parents, getting married very young, not attending college, and having a baby soon after being married all make a person statistically more likely to get divorced.
A new analysis from statistician Nathan Yau has uncovered some more risk factors for divorce. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Five-Year American Community Survey, Yau has identified a number of jobs that put a person at increased risk of getting divorced in the future.
Occupations Linked With Higher Risk of Divorce
The results indicated that the profession with the highest divorce rate is casino gaming managers. About 53 percent of married people in this profession end up getting divorced. Yau’s analysis did not conclude exactly why this profession resulted in so many divorces, but some speculate that the late nights, proximity to alcohol, and party-like atmosphere may lead to more instances of unfaithfulness. Bartenders came in at a close second for, some believe, similar reasons. Other jobs that have high rates of divorce include flight attendants, construction workers, switchboard operators, and telemarketers.
Of course, there is no profession that guarantees that a person will get divorced. Some marriages thrive even when both spouses have high-stress jobs, and other marriages fail even if both spouses have low stress jobs or do not work outside the home.
Trustworthy, Experienced Legal Aide
When it comes to divorce, there is no “one size fits all” approach. Because the individuals in a marriage are unique, each divorce is unique as well. The dedicated legal team at Bochte, Kuzniar & Navigato, P.C. know that going through a divorce is one of the most difficult life events a person can endure. Not only is divorcing a spouse a deeply emotional process, it is also a complicated legal, financial, and logistical endeavor. That is why we offer a personal, customized approach to resolving even the most complex divorce issues. If you are considering divorce or intend to get divorced and live in the Fox Valley area or western Chicago suburbs, contact an experienced Kane County divorce attorney to schedule a free consultation today.