Ecuador: Divorces increase 87 percent in nine years, marriages down 14.7%

Posted on August 5, 2014 • Filed under: Culture, Ecuador, Social Issues reported divorces increased in Ecuador to 87%, while marriages decreased to 14.71% in the last nine years, according to data provided by the National Institute of Statistics and Census. During this period divorces went from 11,251 to 21,122. In 2013, on average, marriages that end up in divorce lasted around 15 years. This period of time increased 2 points in relation to 2004. Similarly, 53,986 marriages were registered. In relation to 2012, a 6.52% reduction took place, year in which 57,753 marriages were celebrated. It is important to mention that in this year there have been fewer marriages than in any other year since 2005.

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The preferred age for getting married in the case of men was between 25 and 29 years old (27.61%), while women got married between 20 and 24 years old (30.70%). According to this data, August is the month with the greatest number of marriages with 10.01%. The Andean region has the highest number of marriages with 52.52%, whereas in the insular region divorce is less frequent with 0.18%. Men and women get more divorces in the age rate between 30 and 34 years old. Between 2012 and 2013, divorces increased 4.05%. From the total of divorced men, 93% declared not having had any children during their relationship, and 51% of women stated the same. According to the yearbook, the main reason for divorce is mutual agreement (50%), followed by couple’s voluntary departure (24.84%). Read Article

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