Global Perspectives on Social Issues
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Global Perspectives on Social Issues : Marriage and Divorce

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Global Perspectives on Social Issues: Marriage and Divorce examines the history of marriage and divorce and the role played by both institutions in the lives of citizens around the world, using a broad range of detailed information and statistics from twenty-five countries. Topics such as social restrictions on marriage, marriage and sexual identity, property transference, and child custody are discussed, drawing on examples from a wide range of cultures.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 146 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 294.84g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739105884
  • 9780739105887

About Rita J. Simon

Rita J. Simon is a University Professor in the School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law at American University. Howard Altstein is a Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland.show more

Review quote

The strength of this reference tool is its global comparative perspective... International Accademy For Marital Spirituality Reviewshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Marriage and Divorce the World Over Part 2 Part I: History and Rates of Marriage and Divorce Across Countries Chapter 3 A Brief Background on the History of Marriage and Divorce Chapter 4 Gay Marriages Chapter 5 Overall Summary of Marriage and Divorce Rates and Legal and Mean Ages of Marriage Part 6 Country by Country Analysis of Marriage and Divorce Chapter 7 United States Chapter 8 Canada Chapter 9 Chile Chapter 10 Colombia Chapter 11 United Kingdom Chapter 12 Ireland Chapter 13 France Chapter 14 Germany Chapter 15 Sweden Chapter 16 Russia Chapter 17 Poland Chapter 18 Romania Chapter 19 Hungary Chapter 20 Israel Chapter 21 Egypt Chapter 22 Iran Chapter 23 Syria Chapter 24 South Africa Chapter 25 Kenya Chapter 26 Ghana Chapter 27 Nigeria Chapter 28 India Chapter 29 China Chapter 30 Japan Chapter 31 Australia Part 32 Part III: Summary of Marriage and Divorce Laws, Statutes, and Practicesshow more