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Swiss Divorce Rates Continue to Climb

By 2017, 40.5% of those married in 1987 were divorced, compared to 33.2% of those married in 1977 and 24.7% of those married in 1967.


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Divorce in Switzerland starts early. 9.4% of those married in 1987 were divorced after five years, as were 8.1% of those married in 1977 and 4.8% of those who tied the knot in 1967.

However, rates of divorce among the more recently married have been on a bumpy decline since 1989. 10.5% of those married in 1989 were divorced after 5 years, far more than the 6.3% of those married in 2012.

How does Switzerland compare to other countries?

Divorce rates are higher in the UK. By 2017, 43.6% of those married in 1987 were divorced, 3.1% more than in Switzerland. And, the 30-year rate among those married in the UK in 1977 was 38%, 4.8% more than in Switzerland.

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