You will select a topic from the Topics Sheets and write a paper on this topic.
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November 25, 2003
Divorce and Remarriage: From A Woman’s Perspective
In the United States, nine out of ten Americans marry, with the majority of these couples starting out with sincere intentions of remaining married. Unfortunately, of these marriages, 50-60% result in divorce (Marano, 2000). This rate is an increase from previous years; according to the publication of the Canada & the World Backgrounder (1997), divorce has been increasing steadily since 1910, at which time divorce was at a 5% rate. After World War II, the divorce rate took a huge leap from around 27% to 44% and between 1960 and 1980, the divorce rate doubled. This overall increase in divorce may be explained by the broadening economic independence of women, their rising expectations for personal fulfillment from marriage, and the greater social acceptance of divorce (Amato, 2000).
Remarriage is also increasing and is fairly common for those who divorce. Between 40 and 50% of current unions are remarriages for one or both partners (Amato, 2000). Of the remarriages, 60% fail and end in a second divorce. These statistics clearly show that the overall marriage scene is changing from a society of lifelong marriages to one of divorce, remarriage, and recurrent periods of being single (Amato, 2000).
Sample Reference Page (double spaced, second line of reference must be hanging indent by 5 spaces)
Amato, P. R. (2000). The consequences of divorce for adults and children. Journal of Marriage & Family, 62 (4), 1269-1287.
Buttenheim, M. (2001). Women or children first? Women’s Review of Books, 18(6), 10-12.
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Corey, J., & McKenzie, S. (1997). When a friend divorces. New York: Basic Books, Inc.
How to set up references:
Author, A. A. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, vol (issue), #-#. (periodical)
Author, A. A. (Year). Title of book. Location: Publisher. (book)
Author, A. A., Author, B.
B., & Author, C. C. (2000).
Title of article. Title of Periodical, xx, xxxxxx.
Retrieved month day, year, from source.
Frederickson, B. L. (2000, March 7). Cultivating positive emotions to optimize health and well-being. Prevention & Treatment, 3, Article 0001a. Retrieved November 20, 2000 from http://journals.apa.org/prevention/volume3/pre00300001a.html
GVU’s 8th WWW user survey. (n.d.). Retrieved August 8, 2000, from http://www.cc.gatech.edu/gvu/usersurveys/survey1997-10/