Divorce and social change

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  • Divorce and social change
    • declining stigma
      • used to be socially unacceptable
      • people stayed in empty shell marriages to avoid dissaproval
      • divorce now socially acceptable
      • if people are unhappy they will leave
    • secularisation
      • religion loosing its influence
      • people less likely to be influenced by religion when making such decision
      • softened its views towards divorce
    • rising expectations and individualism
      • marriage never used to be a choice, more financial arrangement
      • no marriage is a choice, people seek personal fulfilment
      • if theyre not fulfilled more likely to divorce
    • changes in the position of women
      • women have better paid jobbs
        • sex discrimination act and equal pay
      • don't need to be financially dependant on men


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