Soc 344 SEPARATION _ DIVORCE F 08

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Soc 344 BREAKING UP: The Ending Relationships
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THE SEPARATION EXPERIENCE: Make-up or Break-up.
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SEPARATION Separation may be a temporary time- out in a highly stressful marriage, in which the partners decide whether to continue their marriage or it may be a permanent solution. Separation may be a permanent arrangement in families that do not believe in divorce. Separation may be required by law before the granting of a divorce. Separation may be the equivalent of divorce among couples who co- habituate and/or couples who are denied the right to marriage.
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Outcomes of Marital Separation SEPARATION and RECONCILIATION : Approximately 10 percent of all currently married U.S. couples (9 percent of white women and 14 percent of black women) have separated and reconciled. Older women have a greater incentive to reconcile because they have invested more in the marriage than women who separate before age 23. If there are children, both spouses may attempt reconciliation because they have a strong commitment to the institution of marriage and "may exhaust all options to save the marriage. SEPARATION but NO DIVORCE : Within five years, 97 percent of white women have moved from a separation to a divorce, compared with 77 percent of Latinas and only 67 percent of African American women. If women (or their husbands) don't have the money to get a divorce, the separation might go on for many years. Long-term separations are most likely among women without a high school degree, women with a low income and who are not employed, and women who have one or more out-of-wedlock children. SEPARATION and DIVORCE : The lower divorce rates after the 70’s may be due to more people working harder to save their marriages or may reflect the growing number of couples who cohabit, instead of marry, and break up.
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DIVORCE: The End of Relationships…
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About 50 percent of all U.S. first marriages are projected to end in divorce, compared with two out of five marriages in Britain, Denmark, and Sweden and one in ten in France and other European countries. After five years, 20 percent of all first marriages have undergone either separation or divorce. After ten years, 33 percent of all marriages have broken up. Among men who have ever been divorced, 22 percent are white, 19 percent are African Americans, 13 percent are Latinos, and 9 percent are Asian Americans. In 2002, almost 17 million children were
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2011 for the course SOC 344 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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