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Croatia named country with 7th lowest divorce rate in the world 

Croatia named country with 7th lowest divorce rate in the world 

Croatia named country with 7th lowest divorce rate in the world

New research reveals that Croatia has the 7th lowest divorce rate in the OECD.

The study, compiled by confused.com analysed Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) data by country to reveal the countries with the lowest divorce rates across the world with Croatia in 7th place with a divorce rate of just 1.3 per 1,000 people.

Malta is where couples are most likely to stay together where the divorce rate is just 0.5 per 1,000 people. 

Divorce was only legalised in Malta in 2011, and rates are at their lowest since. There was an initial boom in 2012 when there were 1.1 divorces per 1,000 people, but this steadily declined and is now 0.5. That’s around 3.5 times lower than in the UK.

There are 2 countries tied in second place, the first of which is the Republic of Ireland, with a divorce rate of 0.7 per 1,000 people. One of the possible reasons for this is that couples must prove that they’ve been living apart for 4 years before getting divorced. This obviously makes it harder for couples to get divorced, which could mean they’re less likely to do so.

Also with a divorce rate of 0.7 per 1,000 people is Mexico. While the divorce rate in Mexico remains low, it has been increasing over the last 2 decades or so. The rate increased from 0.4 per 1,000 people in 1993 to 1.3 in 2019, before dropping to 0.7 in 2020. This change in 2020 is likely to have been influenced by the coronavirus pandemic.

Croatia named country with 7th lowest divorce rate in the world 

The country with the most marriages is Cyprus, with 8.9 marriages per 1,000 people. Croatia ranked 20th with 3.8 marriages per 1,000 people.

Countries with the lowest divorce rates: 

1. Malta – rate 0.5 divorces per 1,000 people
2. Republic of Ireland – rate 0.7 divorces per 1,000 people
2. Mexico – rate 0.7 divorces per 1,000 people
4. Slovenia – rate 0.8 divorces per 1,000 people
5. Italy – rate 1.1 divorces per 1,000 people
6. Romania – rate 1.2 divorces per 1,000 people
7. Bulgaria – rate 1.3 divorces per 1,000 people
7. Croatia – rate 1.3 divorces per 1,000 people
9. Poland – rate 1.4 divorces per 1,000 people
10. Hungary – rate 1.5 divorces per 1,000 people

You can view the full research here.

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