ERIC Number: EJ888919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
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Research on Divorce: Continuing Trends and New Developments
Amato, Paul R.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v72 n3 p650-666 Jun 2010
Research on divorce during the past decade has focused on a range of topics, including the predictors of divorce, associations between divorce and the well-being of children and former spouses, and interventions for divorcing couples. Methodological advances during the past decade include a greater reliance on nationally representative longitudinal samples, genetically informed designs, and statistical models that control for time-invariant sources of unobserved heterogeneity. Emerging perspectives, such as a focus on the number of family transitions rather than on divorce as a single event, are promising. Nevertheless, gaps remain in the research literature, and the review concludes with suggestions for new studies.
Descriptors: Divorce, Demography, Predictor Variables, Well Being, Children, Spouses, Intervention, Marriage Counseling, Longitudinal Studies, Genetics, Statistical Analysis, Research
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