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Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce

  • By: Nicholas H. Wolfinger
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

The intergenerational transmission of divorce (alternately, the divorce cycle) refers to the propensity for people to end their own marriages as a result of growing up in a divorced family. Social scientists first suggested that divorce might run in families in ...

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