Marriage Interview and Research
Marriage is reportedly one of the most endangered institutions if the high number of divorce cases, separation and unstable marriages is anything to go by. However, contrary to majority beliefs, divorce rate appears to be declining (cnn.com, 2011). According to CNN, divorce rate has been declining by at least 5% since 1996. However this report is contradicted by Stevenson and Wolfers who claim that in recent past, “marriage rates have fallen, divorce rates have risen, and the defining characteristics of marriage have changed” (1). Bearing in mind that family is one of the fundamental institutions in every society it is very important to understand the factors that leads to marriage failure and success thereof. It is from this background I interviewed three people, Janet, Thomas and Charleen on the factors that they think lead to a marriage failure or success.
Clarkson, L. Divorce rates falling, report finds. CNN Living. Web. May 19, 2011 <http://articles.cnn.com/2011-05-19/living/divorce.rates.drop_1_divorce-rate-divorce-laws-marriage?_s=PM:LIVING> Web accessed on March 15, 2012.
Stevenson, Betsey & Wolfers, Justin. “Marriage and Divorce: Changes and their Driving Forces”. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 21(2), 2007, 27-52.