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Examine the reasons for the rise in the UK divorce rate in the last 50 years.


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Since the 1960s there has been a big rise in the number of divorces in Britain. Between 1961 and
1969 the divorce rate doubled, and had doubled again by 1972. Sociologists…

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have high expectations of marriage being romantic, as many people view it today. As they entered
marriage on the basis of financial gain they were unlikely to be disappointed by the absence of
romance.

Secularisation defines the decline of beliefs and people practising religion as has happened over…

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