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Autumn Constance Reading 17 Research about divorce is conflicting but the negatives are usually highlighted by media and religious organizations The history of divorce goes hand in hand our history of individual rights that have improved the status of women, minorities, workers and people without property. The number of children involved in divorce has gone from 1.34 to less than 1. Divorce does have benefits but policy makers and others get information via the news and media, which highlights the negative consequences of divorce. Pg. 229 Research produces conflicting results and the more alarming always get more coverage. Moral entrepreneurs act to heighten collective anxiety to promote family values and traditional gender norms. Opinion leaders seek to shape public awareness about the “case against divorce” by making knowledge claims. Organizations have spread the word about research that supports their concerns about divorce contributing to the decay of the American Family. Pg. 230
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