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Lecture 11

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March 30 2012Lecture 11 separation divorce and remarriage Profile on divorce in Canada Is it true that one out of every two marriages ends in divorceoNot the case for Canada but for QubecoIn 1980s it was true in the USoIt is misleading that marriages last for decadesoIt is a misleading figureoThe total refine divorce rate AnneMarie Ambert states 4 reasons to why divorce rates occurAs Canadians we tend to accept American factsDivorce stats can be interpreted incorrectly The media may blow divorce stats out of proportionNeglect to contextualize results Todays divorce rate4 methods for the calculation of divorce ratesoThe number of divorcesWe rarely use divorce stats as a method cause its not telling the population size just the number oThe crude divorce ratefocuses on legally married couples doesnt address key concepts what are the chances of them staying married Looks just at the populationoThe refined divorce rateonly legally married couplesoThe total divorce rateOur current divorce rate oThe average length of marriage is 14 yearsoDivorce rates vary depending on how long the couple has been marriedoThe risk of divorce decreases slowly after 3 years
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