Fewer Danish parents getting separated

Christian Wenande
May 25th, 2016

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Being married and having an education influenced the figures

According to new figures from the national statistics keeper Danmarks Statistik, 23,775 Danish parents separated in 2015, down 2,200 from 2014.

The figures also revealed that the risk of separation is more than double if the parents are not married. Some 5.4 percent of parents not married were separated, compared to just 2.4 percent of married parents.

Having an education also has an impact. Parents whose education did not extend beyond upper-secondary school were three times more likely to separate than a couple of whom at least one is highly educated.

READ MORE: Couples bypassing separation and going straight to divorce

So long, in Langeland
Lemvig in Jutland was the municipality with the smallest share of separations at 1.8 percent, while Langeland Municipality off Funen had the highest rate at 4.7 percent.

In Denmark there are 316,000 children under the age of 18 who live with only one of their parents.


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