Divorce rates higher for people in jobs that help people or touches them

This makes some sense. Jobs that involve helping others or touching them facilitate emotional relationships with someone other than your spouse.

If your spouse helps people or touches them for a living, be careful -- you might be headed for a divorce. Helping professions and hospitality workers have some of the highest divorce rates in the country, according to a comparison of divorce rates among occupations.
The conventional wisdom is that police officers have high divorce rates. But a year-old analysis of the top 15 jobs with the highest divorce rate that recently made the rounds of the Internet doesn't even list police officers among the worst offenders. Based on data from the 2000 U.S. Census, it found that law enforcement workers had a lower divorce rate than the general population.
Before we try to explain why some of these jobs might have high divorce rates, here are the top 15 professions and their divorce rates . . .



OpenID djmooretx said...


The weirdest thing about this is the implication that police officers are not in a helping profession.

They do not, in effect, "protect and serve".

Who'd'a thunk it?

10/07/2010 2:18 PM  

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