Integration of ethnic minorities – do they divorce as natives do?

Research report

January 2016


Externally reviewed

Study Paper No. 109


Written by: Marie Louise Schultz-Nielsen


Nearly a quarter – 24 percent – of all couples in Denmark consisting of a Danish woman and a non-Western husband are divorced again within five years of their wedding. This is much more than the seven percent divorce rate within five years for couples consisting of two partners of Danish origin.