A new study has found that after divorce, women are considerably worse off money-wise as compared to men. The study of more than 4,000 people has found that while a man's earnings increases, on average, by 11 per cent after he divorces his wife, a woman loses about 17 per cent of her income. Sociologists, who kept a track of the incomes of divorcees over seven years, revealed that divorced women would be wealthier marrying again than trying to go back to work. The study also showed that, on the whole, mothers of young children fared poorly after divorce, as they found it hard to cope with work and raise a family. The study, which has used data from the European Community Household Panel, was pulled together over seven years by Mieke Jansen and two colleagues from the University of Antwerp in Belgium. "We noticed a large gender gap. It's difficult for some women because they have to care for the children, find a job as well as deal with the emotional trauma of divorce," the Telegraph quoted Jansen, as saying. "We found that many women don't work at all after their marriage breaks down or have to work only part-time because they can't afford the cost of child care," she added. The study revealed that despite recent multi-million dollar settlements, divorce is seldom a fixed path to amass wealth. Alan Kaufman, the head of family law at the firm Finers Stephens Innocent, said that in most of the cases, both men and women suffered financially after divorce. "There's been lots of coverage of the big cases where women have been given massive divorce settlements," Kaufman said. "But these are very rare cases. In run-of-the-mill cases, where couples earn between 20,000 pounds and 30,000 pounds, both men and women are normally worse off. They have to sell the family home, their standard of living goes down, men often have to pay maintenance and women have to work to supplement their incomes," he said. Source: ANILIN/M << Eastern Equine Encephalitis Spreading Its Tentacles in Massa... Grandparents' Care Makes Grandchildren More Caring for Them >> Recommended Reading Italy's Divorce Rate Jumps 74 Percent in 10 Years The divorce rate in predominantly Roman Catholic Italy catapaulted 74 percent between 1995 and 2005, a new study by the national statistics institute said Tuesday. READ MORE It’s too Little, Not too Much Work That can Make a Marriage Collapse! It isn't too much work that can cause your marriage to collapse, but it seems too little work. READ MORE Curry Leaves Health Benefits Curry leaves are an excellent source of several vital nutrients. Curry leaf can be used in cooking with ease. Health benefits of curry leaves are many and it is good to consume them every day. READ MORE Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce? Divorce or breakup can be stressful and cause anxiety, depression and panic. Simple ways can help you deal with depression triggered by loss of marriage. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Post-Nasal Drip Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) More News on: How to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsCurry Leaves Health BenefitsHow to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce?