World Changes in Divorce Patterns

This book examines trends in divorce throughout the world, comparing previously inaccessible information on Asian and Arab countries and Eastern Europe, as well as data from Latin America, Western Europe, and the Anglo countries over the ...


Author: William Josiah Goode

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300173598


Page: 354

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This book examines trends in divorce throughout the world, comparing previously inaccessible information on Asian and Arab countries and Eastern Europe, as well as data from Latin America, Western Europe, and the Anglo countries over the last four decades. It discusses are how divorce rates in different countries are affected by industrialisation, dictatorship, civic standards for nations, and easier divorce laws; the relations between divorce and such factors as age and class; the meaning of the worldwide rise in cohabitation; and why people are becoming less likely to remarry.

Marriage and Modernization

... family patterns is that they offer people at least the potentialities of greater fulfillment , even if most do not seek it or achieve it.14 The Disillusionment of Goode Three decades later , when Goode wrote World Changes in Divorce ...


Author: Don S. Browning

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802811124

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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The processes of modernization and globalization promise more wealth and health for many people. But they are also a threat to the stability and quality of marriage and family life. This new book -- at once sobering and constructive -- looks at the impact of these processes on marriage and asks what Christianity, in cooperation with other religions, can do to strengthen married life today. Among the deleterious effects of modernization and globalization on marriage are a worldwide drift of men away from the responsibility of parenthood and the tendency of mothers too readily to take on the task of childrearing alone. After looking at recent research on these and other problems, Don Browning suggests that the cure for modern marital disruption entails reforming and reconstructing the institution of marriage while also nurturing relevant forms of social support. Yet the effort to initiate a "world marriage revival" requires a complex cultural work, and Browning explores the key contributions that the religions of the world must make for such an effort to be successful.

The Child

Thirty years after World Revolution, Goode examined divorce patterns from 1950 to 1990 within and between nations. In World Changes in Divorce Patterns (1993), he concluded that most developed nations had moved to a pattern of high ...


Author: Richard A. Shweder

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226756110

Category: Reference

Page: 928

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The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion offers both parents and professionals access to the best scholarship from all areas of child studies in a remarkable one-volume reference. Bringing together contemporary research on children and childhood from pediatrics, child psychology, childhood studies, education, sociology, history, law, anthropology, and other related areas, The Child contains more than 500 articles—all written by experts in their fields and overseen by a panel of distinguished editors led by anthropologist Richard A. Shweder. Each entry provides a concise and accessible synopsis of the topic at hand. For example, the entry “Adoption” begins with a general definition, followed by a detailed look at adoption in different cultures and at different times, a summary of the associated mental and developmental issues that can arise, and an overview of applicable legal and public policy. While presenting certain universal facts about children’s development from birth through adolescence, the entries also address the many worlds of childhood both within the United States and around the globe. They consider the ways that in which race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and cultural traditions of child rearing can affect children’s experiences of physical and mental health, education, and family. Alongside the topical entries, The Child includes more than forty “Imagining Each Other” essays, which focus on the particular experiences of children in different cultures. In “Work before Play for Yucatec Maya Children,” for example, readers learn of the work responsibilities of some modern-day Mexican children, while in “A Hindu Brahman Boy Is Born Again,” they witness a coming-of-age ritual in contemporary India. Compiled by some of the most distinguished child development researchers in the world, The Child will broaden the current scope of knowledge on children and childhood. It is an unparalleled resource for parents, social workers, researchers, educators, and others who work with children.

Cultural Sociology of Divorce

In Statistics in Focus, Population and Social Conditions. Theme 3, 15/2001. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2001. Goode, William Josiah. “World Changes in Divorce Patterns.


Author: Robert E. Emery

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452274430

Category: Social Science

Page: 1624

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While the formal definition of divorce may be concise and straightforward (legal termination of a marital union, dissolving bonds of matrimony between parties), the effects are anything but, particularly when children are involved. The Americans for Divorce Reform estimates that "40 or possibly even 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce if current trends continue." Outside the U.S., divorce rates have markedly increased across developed countries. Divorce and its effects are a significant social factor in our culture and others. It might be said that a whole "divorce industry" has been constructed, with divorce lawyers and mediators, family counselors, support groups, etc. As King Henry VIII's divorces showed, divorce has not always been easy or accepted. In some countries, divorce is not permitted and even in Europe, countries such as Spain, Italy, Portugal, and the Republic of Ireland legalized divorce only in the latter quarter of the 20th century. This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular subjects related to divorce as examined by disciplines ranging from marriage and the family to anthropology, social and legal history, developmental and clinical psychology, and religion, all through a lens of cultural sociology. Features: 550 signed entries, A-to-Z, fill 3 volumes (1,500 pages) in print and electronic formats, offering the most detailed reference work available on issues related to divorce, both in the U.S. and globally. Cross-References and Further Readings guide readers to additional resources. A Chronology provides students with context via a historical perspective of divorce. In the electronic version, the comprehensive Index combines with Cross-References and thematic Reader's Guide themes to provide convenient search-and-browse capabilities. For state and nation entries, uniform entry structure combined with an abundance of statistics facilitates comparison between and across states and nations. Appendices provide further annotated sources of data and statistics.

Handbook of Divorce and Relationship Dissolution

World changes in divorce patterns. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Grief, G. L. (1985). Single fathers. Lexington, MA: Heath. Hackstaff, K. B. (1999). Marriage in a culture of divorce. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.


Author: Mark A. Fine

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317824213

Category: Education

Page: 696

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This Handbook presents up-to-date scholarship on the causes and predictors, processes, and consequences of divorce and relationship dissolution. Featuring contributions from multiple disciplines, this Handbook reviews relationship termination, including variations depending on legal status, race/ethnicity, and sexual orientation. The Handbook focuses on the often-neglected processes involved as the relationship unfolds, such as infidelity, hurt, and remarriage. It also covers the legal and policy aspects, the demographics, and the historical aspects of divorce. Intended for researchers, practitioners, counselors, clinicians, and advanced students in psychology, sociology, family studies, communication, and nursing, the book serves as a text in courses on divorce, marriage and the family, and close relationships.

Weaving Women s Spheres in Vietnam

1971. “Family Disorganization.” In Contemporary Social Problems, 3rd ed., edited by Robert K. Merton and Robert Nisbet, 467–544. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. ———. 1993. World Changes in Divorce Patterns.



Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004293502

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Weaving Women's Spheres in Vietnam examines the changing status of womanhood in 'traditional', transitional and contemporary Vietnam from anthropological, historical, and sociological perspectives, focusing particularly on women's active agency in negotiating their own roles in family, religion and community.

Marriage Dissolution in Singapore

Cho, L.J. and Moto, Y. (1994) Tradition and Change in the Asian Family. Honolulu: EastWest Centre. ... (2007) Singapore Yearbook of Statistics 2007. ... Goode, W.J. (1993) World Changes in Divorce Patterns. New Haven: ...


Author: Paulin Straughan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047424932

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Drawing on sociological perspectives, this book provides an important insight into social change and its impact on marital expectations. Marriage stability is influenced by women's changing expectations of their roles in the family, notions of romantic love and expecations of the ideal spouse, preparedness for parenthood, and work demands.

Family in the Middle East

World Changes in Divorce Patterns. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1993. Hamont, P. N. L'Egypte sous Méhémet-Ali. 2 vols. Paris: Léautey et Lecointe, 1845. Hanna, Nelly. “Marriage among Merchant Families in Seventeenth-Century ...


Author: Kathryn M. Yount

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135974701

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This book examines, in comparative perspective, the different ideals about family and society and how they have impacted on real family life across a number of countries in the Middle East.

Divorce Family Structure and the Academic Success of Children

Remarriage: Some recent changes and variations. Journal of Family Issues, 1(4), 455-478. Goode, W. J. (1982). The family. Englewood Cliff, NJ: Prentice-Hall. Goode, W. J. (1992). World changes in divorce patterns.


Author: William Jeynes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136398049

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Trace the influence of family factors on children's emotional and educational well-being! The effect of family changes on children's academic success is a new subject for study. Divorce, Family Structure, and the Academic Success of Children is a comprehensive volume that brings research on this hotly debated topic up to date. With clear tables and incisive arguments, it is a single-volume reference on this vexing sociocultural problem. Divorce, Family Structure, and the Academic Success of Children offers a close look at the historical background and current theory of this field of study. But it is more than a compendium of known facts and completed studies. It examines issues of appropriate methodology and points out concerns for planning future research. Divorce, Family Structure, and the Academic Success of Children summarizes current knowledge of the effects of various influences on children's emotional and educational well-being, including: divorce and remarriage single-parent families nontraditional family structures race socioeconomic status mobility Educators, theorists, sociologists, and psychologists will find this volume an essential resource. With hundreds of useful references and clear organization, it presents new ideas in an easy-to-use format that makes it an ideal textbook as well.

War Over the Family

World Changes in Divorce Patterns. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Gordon, M. (1989). “The Family Environment of Sexual Abuse: A Comparison of Natal and Stepfather Abuse.” Child Abuse and Neglect 13, 121–130.


Author: David Popenoe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351299701

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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One of the most surprising and controversial social debates of the past two decades has been about the meaning and importance of marriage and the family in contemporary American life. Referred to by some as a culture "war over the family," the debate has pitted those concerned about the weakening of the traditional married-parent nuclear family, especially in its impact on children, against those arguing that nothing has gone wrong with families--that they are merely "diversifying." David Popenoe has been one of the most influential figures in laying out for a wide audience the importance of "family decline," and what it means for our children, our society, and our future.