Affiliations: Structural Determinants of Differential Divorce Rates

American Journal of Sociology Vol/Iss. 69(1) The University of Chicago Press Published In Pages: 13-20
By Ackerman, Charles


Ackerman performs a cross-cultural analysis on the structural determinants of divorce rate as originally hypothesized by Max Gluckman and elaborated on by other researchers. Ackerman's results suggest that when spouses share a network of affiliation, divorce rates are low; when spouses maintain separate affiliations, divorce rates are high. Ackerman's statistical analysis and discussion provide an explanatory framework for further research.

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