Event Title

Determinants of Divorce in the U.S.

Presenter Information

Pa Musa Manneh

Location

CSU 202

Start Date

18-4-2016 10:00 AM

End Date

18-4-2016 11:00 AM

Student's Major

Economics

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Kwang Woo Park

Mentor's Department

Economics

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

All around the United States, divorce has persistently been on the increase. It has become an inevitable epidemic in today’s society, however the likelihood of divorce varies. In this paper, we will focus on 2014 as our base year of study and try to find the correlation between divorce and other variables such as income. The divorce rate in 2014 was estimated to be 6.3% per every 1000. With a total population of 256,483,624 there were 1,627,724 divorces reported in 2014 which is significantly high. This paper will work on using divorce as a dependable variable in conjunction with other independent variables such as income, education, age etc to check the correlation these variables have with the divorce rate. Regression analysis will be made using ordinary least squares to make empirical analysis on the rapid increase in divorces. Divorces in the U.S differ by regions, population, income, education etc therefore we aim to have a vivid understanding of the continuous increasing divorces in the United States. Keywords: Ordinary least squares, Divorce, correlation, regression.

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Apr 18th, 10:00 AM Apr 18th, 11:00 AM

Determinants of Divorce in the U.S.

CSU 202

All around the United States, divorce has persistently been on the increase. It has become an inevitable epidemic in today’s society, however the likelihood of divorce varies. In this paper, we will focus on 2014 as our base year of study and try to find the correlation between divorce and other variables such as income. The divorce rate in 2014 was estimated to be 6.3% per every 1000. With a total population of 256,483,624 there were 1,627,724 divorces reported in 2014 which is significantly high. This paper will work on using divorce as a dependable variable in conjunction with other independent variables such as income, education, age etc to check the correlation these variables have with the divorce rate. Regression analysis will be made using ordinary least squares to make empirical analysis on the rapid increase in divorces. Divorces in the U.S differ by regions, population, income, education etc therefore we aim to have a vivid understanding of the continuous increasing divorces in the United States. Keywords: Ordinary least squares, Divorce, correlation, regression.

Recommended Citation

Manneh, Pa Musa. "Determinants of Divorce in the U.S.." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 18, 2016.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2016/oral-session-02/4