ERIC Number: EJ398647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Structural Determinants of the Divorce Rate: A Cross-Societal Analysis.
Trent, Katherine; South, Scott J.
Journal of Marriage and the Family, v51 n2 p391-404 May 1989
Data from a sample of 66 countries were analyzed to investigate 4 hypothesized societal-level correlates of the divorce rate: socioeconomic development, female labor participation, the sex ratio, and dominant religion. Regression analyses revealed that all factors except religion had a significant effect on the crude divorce rate. Theoretical interpretations for emergent associations from the study are discussed. (TE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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