11/06/2012 05:15 pm ET

Sandy Birth, Divorce, And Marriage Rates: How Disasters Influence Families And Relationships

The physical disruption of Hurricane Sandy is overwhelming, but it can be measured: tens of billions of dollars in damage, lost income, and interrupted business. Catastrophes and their ensuing stress also take a toll on relationships and interrupt our best-laid plans. The human costs are harder to measure, but we can predict some of Sandy’s likely impact by examining the effects of disasters on marriage, divorce, and birth.


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