The Recession & Divorce: Economic Downturn Has Affected U.S. Marriages

02/07/2011 01:18 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Annys Shin

Americans without a college degree bore the brunt of the recent recession, and so did their marriages, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Virginia.

The "Survey of Marital Generosity," conducted on behalf of U-Va.'s Marriage Project, found that 29 percent of couples reported that the economic downturn had put financial stress on their marriages.