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Dissolution Review - 8 What are three general causes of...

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HDF 304/WGS 301 – Family Relationships Dissolution Review Sheet 1. What is the divorce rate in the US and how has it changed over time? 2. What percentage of children will spend some time in a single-parent home? 3. How long is the typical couple married? 4. Be familiar with the ethnic/racial patterns in currently married vs. lowest proportion of separated/divorced as well as explanations for those racial/ethnic differences. 5. Why is the divorce rate high (3 general explanations)? 6. What roles does SES play in the divorce rate? 7. What were the two conceptual viewpoints discussed in class for why divorce happens? How are they similar? How are they different?
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Unformatted text preview: 8. What are three general causes of divorce? (under the “predictors of divorce” heading) 9. What properties of couples are associated with the likelihood of divorce? Why? 10. Know the 5 stages of the pathway to dissolution. What happens in each stage? You should be able to read a description of a person and identify the stage they are in. a. What is meant by symbolic purging? b. What is account making? 11. In what ways is separation/divorce a major life event? How does it impact men, women, and children? 12. What is meant by self-expansion and how does it relate to separation/breaking-up outcomes?...
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