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Cannon, Kenneth L. (1954) An analysis of divorce in Nebraska (Research Bulletin: Bulletin of the Agricultural Experiment Station of Nebraska No. 174)


ISSN 0097-1505


Each year the State of Nebraska compiles and publishes a considerable amount of data on marriage and divorce. An analysis of these data-such as a study of the extent, increase, and rate of divorce-offers a factual basis for determining how the family is faring in certain important aspects. Some indication of the probabilities of divorce may also be gained. The areas in a state where family breakdown is least and most pronounced may be located, and by comparing these areas, factors associated with high rates of divorce may be determined. The location of the areas may point out where research is most needed and where it is apt to be most productive. Opportunity is also provided to test theories and hypotheses concerning the relationship of certain factors to divorce.

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