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Beyond the Average Divorce

1st Edition

David H. Demo; Mark A Fine
eISBN-13: 9781483316918

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Beyond the Average Divorce provides marriage and family scholars and students a rich depiction of how children and adults of all ages respond to diverse divorce experiences. Rather than emphasizing means and averages in looking at "typical" family reactions to divorce, authors David H. Demo and Mark A. Fine emphasize variability and change over time in the pre-divorce, divorce, and post-divorce process. The book's three parts explore theoretical and methodological tools for studying divorce, the divorce process and its multiple pathways, and future directions in research.

Key Features

Includes cutting-edge research on how children are affected by multiple transitions in family structure and parenting arrangements during the divorce process Covers the most common causes of divorce and how the family environment deteriorates during the years leading up to divorce Provides easy-to-understand descriptions and examples of how specific research methods can be used to study divorce Offers a dynamic theoretical model of divorce and how it is experienced by family members in a wide variety of family situations Discusses policy implications as well as directions for future theoretical, research, and clinical work in this vital area


Beyond the Average Divorce is intended as a core textbook for use in upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in Family Stress and Divorce, Dysfunctional Families, Sociology of the Family, and Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling.

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ISBNs 9781412926850, 9781412926850, 9781412926850, 9781483316918, 9781483302027, 1483316912
Language English
Number of Pages 208
Edition 1st