Divorce and Marriage sociologists

Mitchell and Goodey (!997)
Declining stigma and changing attitudes (more acceptable to divorce)
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Murray and Marsland (The New Right)
argues high divorce rates are negative as it undermines the nuclear family. it creates an underclass of lone parents dependent of welfare and benefits. They say divorce leads to poverty, poor housing, behavioural problems, educational underachieving
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Fletcher (1966) Functionalist
claim high divorce rates do not necessarily mean marriage is no longer popular
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Postmoderninsts
high divorce rates show the choice people now have to end poor relationships.They see divorce as a key cause of changing family patterns e.g. lone parents.
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Feminists
They see marriage negatively as it leads to patriarchal oppression
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argues high divorce rates are negative as it undermines the nuclear family. it creates an underclass of lone parents dependent of welfare and benefits. They say divorce leads to poverty, poor housing, behavioural problems, educational underachieving

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Murray and Marsland (The New Right)

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claim high divorce rates do not necessarily mean marriage is no longer popular

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Card 4

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high divorce rates show the choice people now have to end poor relationships.They see divorce as a key cause of changing family patterns e.g. lone parents.

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Card 5

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They see marriage negatively as it leads to patriarchal oppression

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