Chapter 12 - Chapter 12: Divorce Who divorces? Why do...

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Chapter 12: Divorce Who divorces? Why do people divorce? The process of divorce Effects of divorce o Adults o Children Counseling and divorce mediation 1. Who Divorces? a. Crude divorce rate- number of divorces annually per 1000 people, but includes children and singles b. Refined divorce rate- number of divorces annually per 1000 married women (age 15+) c. Risk factors for divorce i. Social learning 1. Downward economic status ii. Age at first marriage 1. Under 18 2. 35 or older iii. Education and income 1. Low education attainment and low income 2. Women with 5 or more years of college iv. Presence of children 1. No children- divorce most likely 2. Children under 3 years- divorce least likely 3. Children in teens- divorce more likely
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v. Religion 2. Why do people divorce? a. 3 levels of reasons i. Macro-level(societal) ii. Demographic iii. Interpersonal b. Macro-level Reasons i. Changes in cultural values 1. No-fault divorce laws 2. Covenant marriage contract ii. Changing gender roles c. Demographic
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d. Interpersonal
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course HDFS 1300 taught by Professor Wolters during the Fall '08 term at University of Houston.

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Chapter 12 - Chapter 12: Divorce Who divorces? Why do...

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