Divorce and the status of women

Journal of Marriage and the Family Vol/Iss. 41 Published In Pages: 375-385
By Pearson, Jr., Willie, Hendrix, Lewellyn


This paper reports on a cross-cultural test of the theory that higher status of women causes higher divorce rates. This theory has typically been expressed in terms of variations in family authority or in terms of women's economic opportunities (375).

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