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Why do men and women get divorced?

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Family and Households Why do men and women get divorced? Aims and Understanding: Hypothesis: People do not have as much interest nowadays as they had before about marriage and family as societies' norms and values have gone about a sea change. I am interested in this topic because I feel that I have a lot of opinions and arguments to give towards it also to see how society norms and values have changed. Aim: To see why and what has changed the western worlds views and attitudes that have contributed to the sharp rise in the rate of divorce over the last 40 years. My 3 research questions are: * Has the divorce rates risen in the past 40 years? If so why? * What are the effects of divorce? * Has the role of women changed dramatically? I will carry out my research through past statistics e.g. graphs, tables and a questionnaire based upon men/women in their 18 - 55 on their views on feminists rights. Doing this I hope to gain a better insight into the men and women dynamics that will support my hypothesis. Methodology: In order to get clear facts and figures of the changing trend in the break of marriage leading up to divorce by gathering information from past statistics for the divorce rates over the past 40 years, I will be looking into compelling factors preventing men and women wanting to get married and the evolved role of women in the society. ...read more.


4/10 men felt that they take care of their children more than their spouse and 6/10 felt that they don't have the patience or the ability to take of the child but will be able to do so for a short period of time. 8/10 women more or less look after their children in contrast with the other 2/10 women which are busy with work life therefore their spouse take care of their children. * Do you work? 10/10 men from my questionnaire said that they were working and added that they had to dew to the recent economic pressures. 8/10 women said that they also worked but the other two women could not get a job because they had their children to take of. * Does your partner work? 6/10 men from the questionnaire said their partner also worked and 4/10 men said that there partner did not work and wouldn't like them to unless they were desperate for money. 10/10 women said that their partner worked. * How do you feel about women rights and their equality? 8/10 men thought prenuptial agreements are necessary before marriage as they don't want their spouse to end up with their assets whereas the other men were pleased that women were now started to treated equal to men. ...read more.


In addition to the above it is very detrimental to the children overall well being to have contact with the parent they don't live with. Evaluation It was my aim to get an insight in to what made people change their attitudes that contributed to the sharp rise in the divorce over the last 40 years. I conducted my research through questionnaires, relevant websites and textbooks. I have been able to get wide range of opinions from people of different age groups and walks of life. This has given me clarity on the attitudinal shift in the minds of people over the 40 years. I can safely conclude that the roles, goals and expectations of women have undergone a sea change which has led to women demanding equal rights. Women are independent in aspects of life and are not prepared to be seen as being inferior to men which have led to a power struggle leaving the children trapped in the middle. Divorce now being easier to obtain due to the divorce act of 1971 and the social stigma of divorce no longer being an issue, men and women feel they have the right to end a bad marriage and seek happiness. The methods I selected worked because it gave clear and easy information to evaluate and the questionnaires were filled in anonymously but I could have improved my method of research through using an interview as answers the question individually with all of the people unique interpretation behind it. ...read more.

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