Divorce in Cities: Is it really higher?
Student number – 100055866
SSWK – 1002
Professor Barb Baker
November 29, 2007
Divorce in cities: Is it really higher?
Divorce is such an ugly word, so why are so many people doing it? Maybe the answer can be found by looking at where divorce really comes from and were it is found to be the highest. From rural to urban divorces are happening, but what are the causes? Does living in the city mean that people are more likely to separate? The research done in this paper has found evidence to show that although divorce rates may be higher in the cities, divorces are decreasing all over.
When it comes to divorce, cities are more likely to have a higher rate than in rural areas for a number of reasons. Most people have this idea that “country folk” have better family values compared to people who reside in the city, and this does seem to be true, but not because “city folk” are a worse group of people.
When a person lives in the country they are limited to the amount of societal subliminal messages, the population count of these areas are usually less, people tend to live further apart, so there is more communication within the home. Most cable companies cannot offer cable to a fair amount of rural areas: therefore, the commercial demands are not as apparent in rural areas. Mom and Dad are both working together to support their lively hood, and the children are expected to assist in family chores (Johnstone, D. Personal communication, November 21, 2007). Farming communities also have learned that sticking together results in quicker progress, which then leads to higher return. It seems everyone is looking out for each other, and the outcome of this leads to higher moral values. What we learn as individuals usually falls onto our children, and starts the domino effect.
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