Presentation on theme: "Divorce rates and low-income families By Connie Alvarez."— Presentation transcript:
Divorce rates and low-income families By Connie Alvarez
Original Research Question Why is there a higher percent of divorce and lower percent of marriage now than there was in the past?
New Research Question Is there a positive correlation between divorce rates and low-income families?
How many of you know someone that’s divorced or a single parent?
Hypothesis Divorce is becoming more acceptable today compared to the past due to the increase in low-income families. -Single parent households -Divorce
Why this topic? Major: Family Social Science Interest: How families impact society The bigger picture
Rhetorical Situation Situation: Social worker at Joining Hands to Help Families wanted to improve the following: New services for clients Clients suffering from low-income after divorce Decrease stress levels of divorced clients Real or Fake? Fake
Results continued... 70% percent of children in low-income families: Divorced Single parent households (U.S. Census Bureau, 2012)
Results continued... Positive correlation between divorce rates and low-income families. The more divorce and single parent households increase the more low- income families leading to poverty increases.
Recommendation Give options to deal with the stressors that lead to divorce to families of low, medium, and high income. Some stressors include the following: Financial stressors Parental stressors Educational stressors