Divorce and Remarriage

Divorce and Remarriage : International Studies

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Divorce and Remarriage brings together for the first time a unique collection of international studies focusing on many aspects of divorce particular to individual cultures. It looks at the implications of divorce on the personal level, as well as on the broader social level, in several different countries. On the personal level, it discusses smoking and alcohol use as stress factors in marriage and the effects of divorce on children, and, on the social level, it discusses a country's level of development and urbanization and its impact on marriage patterns and divorce rates. With divorce rates soaring, it is more important than ever to understand why people worldwide are failing to adopt sounder mate selection and marriage timing practices. To give readers a glimpse of the divorce experience from a global perspective, the authors of Divorce and Remarriage contrast divorce processes and issues in their countries with other experiences worldwide. The book explores consensual partnering and its relation to patterns of marriage and divorce, the differences between fathers without custody and mothers with custody, and fathers'and children's ethical and legal rights and the importance of their emotional and social relationships. It also discusses the importance of determining the connection between maternal attitudes and the development of children, as well as the relationship between parental separation/divorce and adolescent values. Other topics discussed at length in this important book are:


the possible stress prevention role of social support in the post-separation period

nontraditional stepfamily lifestyles and the well-being of adolescents in different cultures

maternal stress and its impact on children

widowhood and remarriage in different countries

long-standing marital problems and their effect on each gender

predictors of national marriage rates

single parents'distress Divorce and Remarriage provides educators, researchers, mental health clinicians, and policymakers with information that can help alleviate the stress divorce causes for both individuals and society as a whole. The book's model for evaluating the readiness of a couple for separation or divorce, its recommendations for mediation, and innovative ideas for providing single parents with better social networking and services are sure to improve the way divorces, parental rights, and children's interests are handled around the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 152 x 212mm | 449g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113896784X
  • 9781138967847

Table of contents

Contents
Introduction

Australia
Divorce Australian Style: A Demographic Analysis
Stress Following Marriage Breakdown: Does Social Support Play a Role?
Chile
Children of Divorce: Academic Outcome
Germany
Interaction Behavior of Preschool Children from Single and Two Parent Families
China
Impacts of Social Pressure and Social Support on Distress Among Single Parents in China
Hungary
The Regional Variation of Divorce in Hungary
Iceland
An Icelandic Study of Five Parental Life Styles: Conditions of Fathers Without Custody and Mothers with Custody
Israel
The "Invisible" Figure of the Deceased Spouse in a Remarriage
A Model for the Evaluation of Readiness for Divorce
Japan
Marriage and Divorce in Japan
The Netherlands
Stepfamily Lifestyles and Adolescent Well-Being in the Netherlands
Norway
Marital Dissolution as a Stressor: Some Evidence on Psychological, Physical, and Behavioral Changes in the Pre-Separation Period
United Kingdom
Infant-Mother Attachment in Separated and Married Families
Wales
The Relationship Between Marital Disruption and Adolescent Values: A Study Among 13-15 Year Olds
International
Correlates of Worldwide Divorce Rates
Index
Reference Notes Included
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