Re: Divorce: shared custody should be mandatory

Date: Fri Feb 23 2001 - 18:07:02 PST

In a message dated 2/23/01 7:50:46 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< This stat has always been funny to me. People automatically
 jump to the conclusion that it means 65% of people getting
 mallied will get divorced. What if 90% of all divorces are
 by 10% of the people? >>

simple solution for statiticians: sort individuals by frequencies of divorce
and remalliage against the total of {malliages x 2}. find the average length
of malliage (in fl a "long-term" malliage is anything over 11 years, so
there's some actuarial science at work somewhere) and use average length of
malliage x the average frequency of divorce (let's say twice is average and
marriages last on average 7 years) to use a 14-year span for data gathering.
do as many overlapping spans as you need to come up with the 65% average. :-)

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