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Divorce and New Families
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Marriage in the United States is different from other Western countries Americans marry and cohabit earlier than in European countries More Americans marry at some point than most other developed countries American marriages and cohabitations are shorter lived than in most European countries American children experience the break up of their parents’ unions more.
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Long Term Trends in Divorce Divorce rate rose substantially from late 1800s to early 1900s Steady rise broken by spikes after World Wars I and II and a dip during the Great Depression Backlog of no-fault divorces, changing roles for women and number of marriages to young baby boomers.
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Three Eras of Divorce Restricted: Western nations until mid-1800s
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Three Eras of Divorce Cont. Divorce Tolerance: Mid-1800s until 1970
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Unformatted text preview: Grounds for divorce widened, more accessible to women. Three Eras of Divorce Cont. Unrestricted Divorce: 1970s to present Why did Divorce Rise so Quickly in the 1960s 1970s? Backlog effect ? couples in troubled marriages quick to take advantage of new rules. Womens employment? Mens employment? Correlates of Divorce Age at marriage: Changing pattern by education: Cohabitation prior to marriage has higher divorce rates: Relationship of Education and Divorce may have changed Correlates of Divorce Cont. Children of parents who divorce: People who are similar are less likely to divorce Child Custody Who will have responsibility and where will they live? Parenting Styles after Divorce Influence Children as well Coparenting : Parallel parenting :...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course SOC 415 taught by Professor Jenniferglick during the Fall '10 term at ASU.

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