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Weddings celebrated on Valentine’s Day or special-number dates like 9/9/99 or 1/2/03 are 18 to 36 percent more likely to end in divorce than weddings on ordinary dates, according to a new study by leading University of Melbourne economists.

Associate Professor Roger Wilkins discusses some of the results from the sixth wave of data released from the Household Income and Labor Dynamics Australia (HILDA) survey. The HILDA survey is a longitudinal investigation into the economic and financial situation of households, and how this impacts the life and job satisfaction of Australians.