DadsDivorce LIVE: Marriage & Divorce Rates Through History

Much can be gleaned by studying history. When it comes to marriage and divorce, studying historical data reveals a number of insights regarding the habits of couples and how it relates to other societal factors.

Randy Olson — who is a data analysis expert whose work has been featured in the New York Times, Wired, and FiveThirtyEight — recently compiled data on the marriage and divorce rates in the U.S. over the last 144 years by sifting through the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics database.

Olson joined DadsDivorce Live to explain how he collected all this data and analyze some of the more interesting trends he uncovered.

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

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