ERIC Number: EJ430905
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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The Welfare State and Family Breakup: The Mythical Connection.
Zimmerman, Shirley L.
Family Relations, v40 n2 p139-47 Apr 1991
Drawing on Durkheim's theory of social integration, an analysis of states' spending for public welfare and their divorce rates for 1960, 1970, 1980, and 1985 showed that the welfare state is not a destabilizing influence on family life as critics have charged. Past divorce rates were shown to have the most significant influence on current divorce rates. (Author/LLL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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