The rise of the silver separators: Divorce and demographics in later life

Feb 4, 2015 | REPORTS

Over the past decade the divorce rate for the over-60s has grown dramatically, creating challenges around finances and how to ensure mental and physical well-being among the ‘silver separators’.

As part of a broader demographic series by the ILC-UK, supported by Partnership Assurance Group entitled the Population Patterns Seminar Series, this paper looks at the challenges of the growing number of people divorcing and remarrying in later life. Population Patterns aims to identify the influences on and changes in demographics in the UK, particularly the impact of and on an ageing population.

By engaging in high quality debate about future demographics in Britain and how we respond to changing needs and challenges, ILC-UK and Partnership aim to influence better decisions in the way government, individuals and financial services companies plan for older age and help support consumers throughout the changing landscape of their lives.