With India’s new affluence comes the divorce generation, says a headline in the International Headline Tribune. The story, by Anand Giridharadas, described how divorces are on the rise in India. It gives me great hope for the country.
I know there will be voices bemoaning the breakdown of the family and suchlike, but to me, more divorces = less women trapped in bad marriages. An increasing divorce rate indicates that women are being empowered with more choices, and that is a great trend. I hope it grows.
Also read: My review of Tim Harford’s The Logic of Life, which summarises his take on the “divorce revolution” in America. And my old post, “Does economic growth lead to family breakdown?”
(IHT link via email from Gautam.)