Sociological perspectives on the change in divorce rates

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  • Sociological perspectives on change in divorce rates
    • 1969 Divorce Reform Act made it easier to get a divorce
    • Feminists
      • Women breaking free from oppression in patriarchal nuclear family
    • Functionalists
      • Due to high expectations and not social institutions under threat
    • New Right
      • Undesirable as undermines traditional nuclear family and creates a culture of dependency of welfare state
      • Creates lone parent families with males without a rolemodel
    • Postmodernists
      • Gives freedom and greater diversity


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