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Divorce;

Divorce is on the increase, but why?

5 explanations of why divorce is on the increase

1) Changes in the law
Equalising grounds for divorce makes it easier to obtain for both sexes
Widening the grounds of divorce
Divorce made cheaper, so women who may have been staying in…

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therefore leading to divorces, which then increases the number of
divorces

Conflict/ Criticisms
Functionalist- they believe that divorce rates increasing is to do with
higher expectations, but not an actual rejection of marriage as a social
institute as many people go on to marry again.
New Right- Dislike rise in…

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