More bad news for women divorcing in the UK. Not only is marriage good for men's health , divorce is good for men's wealth. The Independent and the Observer report that the incomes of ex-husbands rose by 25 per cent immediately after the split, but women saw a sharp fall in their finances, which rarely regained pre-divorce levels. Some 27 per cent of women ended up living in poverty as a result – three times the rate of men – and only 31 per cent received maintenance payments from ex-husbands for their children.
The articles are based on research carried out by Professor Stephen Jenkins, a director of the Institute for Social and Economic Research - Marital Splits & Income Changes .
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