Special Issue "Divorce and Life Course"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 November 2021) | Viewed by 19383
Fifty years after the U.S. and other developed countries experienced a “divorce revolution”, divorce rates have dropped sharply and the profile of divorcing couples has shifted dramatically. These changes in divorce raise questions regarding the social, demographic, economic, psychological and historical factors reshaping divorce around the globe, as well as the meaning and consequences of divorce for individuals, families and societies in the 21st century. Furthermore, how contemporary divorce relates to the broader context of relationships and patterns of intimate partnering today, including same-sex unions (and divorces), non-marital unions (and break-ups), living-apart-together relationships, and delayed and declining entry into marriage is critical to consider.
The aim of this special issue is to provide a 21st century update on research surrounding divorce. The editor invites submissions from the range of social science disciplines, employing either a macro or micro focus, and a variety of qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods approaches. Theoretical/conceptual pieces are also welcome. Submissions that employ historical or cross-cultural comparisons in divorce patterns, predictors and outcomes are especially desired to expand discussion of historical and cultural influences on divorce today. Of particular interest are papers that use longitudinal data to assess cohort and period patterns and differences in divorce trends, predictors and correlates of divorce, and outcomes for children and adults, such as those pertaining to family relationships, physical and mental health, economic well-being and status attainment. Research from developing nations is especially valuable given limited divorce research to date in developing countries.
Those interested in having a piece of work considered for inclusion in this special issue should send a 300-500 word abstract to Teresa M. Cooney, Special Issue Editor, at [email protected] by April 1. Submissions will be reviewed by May 1, at which point invitations will be extended for full papers. The final deadline for submission of completed papers for peer review will be November 1, 2021.Prof. Dr. Teresa M. Cooney
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- same-sex or heterosexual union dissolution
- demographic differentials in divorce
- historical patterns in divorce
- divorce outcomes for adults and children
- longitudinal analyses
- cross-cultural analyses