The introduction summarizes and locates the major waves of change. The authors then document each trend in relation to eighteen thematic groups that include age, community, women, labour, management, stratification, social relations, the state, mobilizing institutions, social forces, ideologies, households, lifestyle, leisure, education, integration, and attitudes and values.The sharp increase in divorces in 1987 can partly be attributed to changes in divorce law in Canada. ... than half of the dependents involved, with a corresponding increase in joint custody Women are still the primary caregivers of children after divorce. ... Contributing to the economic problems of lone mothers is an inadequate amount of child support as well as non-compliance with child support orders.
|Title||:||Recent Social Trends in Canada, 1960-2000|
|Author||:||Lance W. Roberts|
|Publisher||:||McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 2005-08-15|