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Abrams, Liesa.
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Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
96 pages; 24 cm.
Discusses the causes of divorce, its prevalence in the United States, and its effects on children, families, and society.
Divorce, "as American as apple pie" -- Child custody, a difficult decision -- Financial Support -- Consequences of divorce for children -- How families make it through -- Society responds to divorce.
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Accelerated Reader AR UG 10.6 4.0 74266.
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HQ834 .A65 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Despite efforts over the years to curb divorce rates in America, nearly half of all marriages now end in divorce. The question of just how devastating the effects of divorce are to adults, children, and society will be explored, as well as a consideration of the attempts that have been made to soften these effects.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-Abrams maintains a clinical distance from her subject, straightforwardly plowing through information on the history, prevalence, and effects of divorce. Not an advice book for children of divorce, this title will be of more interest to students researching the topic for reports. The author is thorough in her consideration of child custody, financial support, and the consequences of divorce for children, citing studies and court cases as she traces its increasing occurrence and broad societal effects. Specific aspects such as alimony and child-support payments are studied within their wider social and economic contexts over the last century. Interviews with children of divorce add an occasional human element to the facts and figures. The black-and-white photos scattered throughout depict mainly Caucasian couples and children experiencing obvious interpersonal conflict, but add no information. Those seeking support books will be better served by several titles in the "Divorce Resource" series (all Rosen, 2000).-Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.