Increase in Divorce

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  • Increase in Divorce
    • 1) Legal changes
      • DRA 69 - 'irretrievable breakdown' 1 Unreasonable behaviour = quickie divorce
      • MFPA 84 - reduced time until petitioning for divorce from 3yrs to 1
      • Legal Aid acts - made more affordable for those on lower incomes
      • CSPASSA 2000 - absent parents pays fixed contribution for child support. Economic security.
      • Proportions of divorces to marriages quadruple that in '68. 45% end in divorce.
    • 2) Changing social attitudes
      • GIDDENS - Confluent love. If not satisfied won't stay in empty-shell marriage.
      • COCKETT + TRIPP - divorce itself become normalised
      • GIBSON - Secularisation = less stigma
      • HART - Divorce is a result of women's frustrations if have dual burden
      • GITTINS - women less disillusioned + likely to remarry. 70% of divorce petitions made by wives.
  • HART - Divorce is a result of women's frustrations if have dual burden

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