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1 Sociology of the Family Department of Sociology Prof. Mouzon Divorce 1 Figure 11.1 Annual Divorce Rates, United States, 1860-2005 (divorces per thousand married women age 15 and over) Sources : Cherlin, Andrew J. Marriage, Divorce, Remarriage. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981, p. 22; Levitan, Sar A., Richard S. Belous , and Frank Gallo, What’s Happening to the American Family? Rev. ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988, p. 27; and current U.S. Census Bureau documents. 2 Figure 11.1 Annual Divorce Rates, United States, 1860-2005 (divorces per thousand married women age 15 and over) Sources : Cherlin, Andrew J. Marriage, Divorce, Remarriage. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981, p. 22; Levitan, Sar A., Richard S. Belous , and Frank Gallo, What’s Happening to the American Family? Rev. ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988, p. 27; and current U.S. Census Bureau documents. 3 Civil War World War I World War II Great Depression Economic Boom
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2 Predicting Ebbs & Flows in the Divorce Rate Decreases in divorce rate Young people are marrying about 5 years later than they did in the past. The number of couple who live together without marrying has increased twelve fold since 1960 to about 5.4 million couples in 2006(Fowler 2008). Increases in divorce rate Some say that the divorce rate increased when “no fault divorce” became legal and common throughout the US.
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