Di­vorces up 63% in past decade

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

The di­vorce rate in China has surged 63 per­cent in less than a decade, ac­cord­ing to the Min­istry of Civil Af­fairs.

The min­istry pub­lished China’s di­vorce rates from the past eight years in its lat­est bul­letin on the de­vel­op­ment of so­cial ser­vices in 2015. The in­dex has been steadily climb­ing each year. In 2008, 1.71 cou­ples per 1,000 pop­u­la­tion got a di­vorce. But in 2015, 2.79 cou­ples per 1,000 pop­u­la­tion di­vorced, a 63 per­cent in­crease in less than a decade.

The mea­sure­ment per 1,000 pop­u­la­tion is used by the United Na­tions and oth­ers to iden­tify trends.

In 2015, 3.84 mil­lion cou­ples got di­vorced in China, up 5.6 per­cent from 2014. Among them, 693,000 cou­ples went to court. Mean­while, 12.25 mil­lion cou­ples reg­is­tered for mar­riage at civil af­fairs bu­reaus, down 6.3 per­cent from the pre­vi­ous year. In the new­ly­wed group, 39.4 per­cent were be­tween age 25 and 29.

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