There's a surprising corollary to the economic recovery; the percentage of couples filing for divorce is up 15 percent from its 40-year-low in 2009, at the height of the great recession.
The University of Maryland released the data. CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger says this might actually benefit the economy as a whole. 'This is a little bit sobering but it makes sense,' she says. When you have two people living in one house and then you have to have two households - we have the formation of a new house. And what happens then? Someone's either renting or buying a new place, furnishing it, going through and doing a lot of different things in their lives - and that is all stimulative to the economy. Of course there's a great social unrest that comes with that but again, from an economics point of view - a boost.