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ERIC Number: ED172133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Divorce: Its Impact on the Family and Children.
Scherman, Avraham
The national divorce rate has risen since the Civil War from less than two per 1,000 to one of every two married in 1976, with a continuing increase likely. Implications for divorced people suggest an increase in mental and physical illness concurrent with increase in stress. The impact appears to diminish with time. Divorce is a legal, emotional and financial process calling for many adjustments, particularly for a mother of young children who must go to work. It is imperative that both parents continue a positive relationship with their children. Most earlier investigations occurred after the divorce; this study follows the legal "event" as it transpires. It finds, among other things, that each spouse considers himself more giving than the other. Regarding children, the literature concentrates mainly on the long-term effects, but several exceptions are examined. During the project's final phase, a nine-session children's group therapy program was conducted. (LS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)