Sociology 1 - Final Exam Essay - Tran 1 Christina Tran...

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Tran 1 Christina Tran Sociology 1 Professor Provenza 9:00am-9:50am Final Exam Essay The divorce rate in the United States is the highest in the world. Identify and discus the factors that contribute to this high divorce rate. What factors contribute to more healthy, stable marriages? Why do Jesse Bernard and Judith Stacey believe traditiona l marriage is not in the best interest of women? Divorce rates in the United States are the highest in the world, but it wasn’t always like that. In the 1890’s there were less divorce rates in the United States because it was highly frowned upon. Today, divorce are socially acceptable, therefore more people are not scared of getting a divorce. In the textbook, Society: The Basics, John Macionis stated, by 2005, almost four in ten marriages were ending in divorce (Macionis). The factors that contribute to such a high divorce rate are because of six factors. The six factors are because individualism in on the rise, romantic love fades, women are less dependent on men, many of today’s marriages are stressful, divorce is socially acceptable, and a divorce is easier to get. One factor that contributes to the high divorce rate in the United States is individualism is on the rise. Today, family members are spending less time with each other. This could be because parents are too busy working. Instead of eating together at the dinner table, more family members are finding it more convenient to buy fast food and eat at separate times. This enabled
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