Social Implications Of Divorce

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What makes divorce an interesting area of research is that it is always changing in terms of reasoning, frequency and even the impacts it causes on everyone involved. Each marriage that ends in divorce has its own unique characteristics and sometimes in the long run, turns out to be the best outcome. One may argue that this area is important to research to better understand the implications it causes. Divorce research has found a number of implications that it can cause on the individual level, family level and even societal level that include emotional health, education success, job opportunities, economic status and can sometimes create greater chances for crime (Fagan & Rector, 2000). Researchers are discovering new ways to understand …show more content…
Using the same families as mentioned in the macrosocial example, Family A are left with mother to provide for the entire family. Since the father left and he made all the income for the family he is at a greater advantaged in terms of the conflict theory. Gender specifically places him ahead of his wife in terms of opportunities to make more money. If he leaves and the mother is expected to find work, she not only will face potentially some inequalities in pay but also have to find care for her children. This example may be a bit extreme, but more chances than not the father will be at a greater advantage because he simply is a male. Smith and Hamon highlight that society places males at a greater advantage when it comes to accessing resources. Family B will experience the similar gender implications the divorce will create. However, the difference results back to their overall SES. They will struggle and face hardships but it won’t be as severe as family A. In terms of the age component of the microsocial perspective, is if any children are involved they automatically are stuck within their families. They aren’t able to make any decisions in terms of the parents’ divorce and they sometimes aren’t able to even help financially if their mothers are struggling. Depending on age one must abide by what their families are doing and the types of resources that are available to them. They aren’t able to leave the family like the married parents can leave one another. Of course, they will ultimately be tied for life because of their offspring but overall the children could possibly be the ones who are most impacted by the

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