The divorce rate has been rising significantly throughout the twentieth century. By interweaving the historical, demographic, sociological, legal, political and policy aspects of this increase, Colin Gibson explores the effects it has had on family patterns and habits. Dissolving Wedlock presents a multi-disciplinary examination of all the socio-legal consequences of family breakdown.
Dissolving Wedlock will be invaluable reading to all lecturers and students of social policy, sociology and social work as well as to professionals and lawyers working in the field of divorce.
`… readable, multidisciplinary analysis … will be of interest to all concerned with the welfare of the individual of the family.' - Institute of Health Education
`Should be required reading for those people who wish to set themselves up as arbiters of others' sexual and marital behaviour…' - Claire Rayner, The Sunday Times