Divorce rate

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  • Divorce rate
    • the number of divorces per 1000 marriages per year
    • Trends
      • divorce rate rocketed since 1971
      • 45% marriages end in divorce
      • since 2004 rates have fallen
      • UK one of the highest
    • marital breakdown
      • Divorce
        • legal
      • separation
        • physical (live apart)
      • empty shell
        • emotional
    • 1969 divorce law reform act
      • irreversible marriage breakdown
        • made divorce quicker and easier

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