The Changing Family in Northern Ireland

  title={The Changing Family in Northern Ireland},
  author={Margaret Fawcett},
  journal={Youth \& Society},
  pages={106 - 81}
  • M. Fawcett
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Psychology
  • Youth & Society
Northern Ireland's divorce culture is different from that of other parts of the United Kingdom, and its support services for children from divorcing families are underdeveloped. This study explored young people's experiences of the divorce process and the help provided by family, friends, and professionals. Thirty-seven young people ages 12 to 18 responded to interview questions. From their perspective, the separation/divorce process was a lengthy one, frequently underpinned by a narrative of… 
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