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Bill and Melinda Gates divorce: why the over-60s are ‘silver splitters’

Sarah Best

19th May 2021

With the recent announcement that Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing, this article highlights the growth of the 'silver-splitters, couples who divorce after the age of 60.

The article examines some of the reasons why there has been an increase in divorces in this age group and it could be used for the Families and Households unit (divorce).

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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