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Studying Divorce

If you are just starting to study children, families and divorce, here are some good scientific articles and books to begin with.  There is also a list of the major behavioral and social scientists who are studying divorce.

Major Scientific Review Articles and Integrative Books

Amato, P. R. (2001).  Children of divorce in the 1990s: An update of the Amato and Keith (1991) meta-analysis.  Journal of Family Psychology, 15(3), 355-370.

Amato, P. R. (2003).  Reconciling divergent perspectives:  Judith Wallerstein, quantitative family research, and children of divorce.  Family Relations, 52, 332-339.

Amato, P. R. (2010).  Research on divorce:  Continuing trends and new developments.  Journal of Marriage and Family, 72, 650-666.  Doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2010.00723.x

Amato, P. R., & Keith, B. (1991). Parental divorce and the well-being of children:  A meta-analysis.  Psychological Bulletin, 110(1), 26-46.

Cherlin, A. J. (1999).  Going to extremes:  Family structure, children’s well-being, and social science.  Demography, 36(4), 421-428.

Demo, D. H., & Fine, M. A. (2010).  Beyond the average divorce.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

Emery, R. E. (2011). Renegotiating family relationships: Divorce, child custody, and mediation. (2nd ed.).  New York:  Guilford Press.

Kelly, J. B. & Emery, R. E. (2003).  Children’s adjustment following divorce:  Risk and resilience perspectives.  Family Relations, 52, 352-362.

Lansford, J. E. (2009).  Parental divorce and children’s adjustment.  Perspectives on Psychological Science, 4(2), 140-152

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  1. Make a strong seettmant about the effects of divorce on children, or on society’s attitude toward marriage.For example: The prevalence of divorce in modern society damages our children’s emotional development.Today’s society has a poor attitude toward marriage because of the prevalence of divorce.Divorce is so common today due to [insert something].

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