The bar charts below show the Marriage and Divorce Statistics for nine countries in 1981 and 1994.
Write a short report for a university lecturer describing the information shown below.
The given bar graphs shows information on marriage and divorce in 9 countries for the years 1981 and 1994. As is observed from the presentation, the marriage rate in all the countries except Denmark decreased over time while divorce rate has increased in five out of nine countries.
As is presented in the bar graph, the marriage rate in 1981 in the USA was the highest among the given nine countries which was more than 10 per thousand. In other European countries, namely United Kingdom, Finland, France, Italy, Denmark, the marriage was around 6 per thousand. Denmark had the lowest rate of marriage in 1981 which was around 5/ thousand. After 15 years the marriage rate decreased in all of the given countries except Denmark where the rate increased by almost 2/thousand. The only Asian country Japan had very little changes of their marriage rate.
From the divorce statistics, we can see that, the highest rate of divorce rate was in the USA which was more than 4 per thousand. The divorce rate increased in 1994 compared to the rate in 1981 in all the countries except USA and Denmark. Italy had the lowest divorce rate among the given countries and there was no change or this rate for the given 2 years in Germany.