The Divorce Cycle : The Children Of Divorce

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There are many interesting topics and questions to research in sociology. I am most interested in the topic: consequences in divorce. Being a child of divorced parents is something I have always thought about and how it will effect me later in life with my relationships. I wonder if I am more likely to have a divorce as well because my parents had one. I have found a couple articles that talk about this topic one titled, Understanding the Divorce Cycle: The Children of Divorce in their own Marriages and the another titled, Effects of Parental Divorce on Marital Commitment and Confidence. Each article talks about the research that was done and the results they got from it. My research question that I would research is, “What are the rates of divorce of those who have divorced parents in Scott county Iowa?” I will discuss each articles method of study they used and the results. Then I will describe how I would study my research question. In the article Understanding the Divorce Cycle: The Children of Divorce in their own Marriages, Nicholas Woldfinger analyzed two larger America Surveys, the General Social Survey and the Natural Survey of families and Households with a random sample size of over 10,000 people (Wolfinger, 2005). These surveys gave him a large amount of information on topics such as divorce, stepparent families, remarriage and cohabitation (Wolfinger, 2005). Overall he found that the transmission of divorce from parents to children has to do with the lessons
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