Divorce In The Silent Generation
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The Silent Generation is slowly entering into assisted living facilities, but little do other generations realize that this generation, born between the years of 1925 and 1942, had a great impact on the society and the way people perceived the sanctity of marriage.
More than 95 percent of the generation is retired today. The members were known as adaptors, conformists and believers of status quo. They were not seen as risk takers and ended up working for the same company until retirement. They worked to make a good living, receive good rewards from their employers, and get good pensions. (See Reference 1) However, this generation was not that silent and they were willing to change when the occasion came.
The generation was not afraid to speak its mind out when an issued troubled it. They were responsible for starting the Civil Rights Movement in the US. In addition, they were also responsible for ensuring the divorce was legalized in the country. Many of the members of the Silent Generation ended up getting married early. The men used to get married by the age of 23, while the women got married by the age of 20. (See Reference 1) As they grew older, they members realized that marriage was not working out for them and rather than staying in the marriage like their parents, they decided to go their separate ways. This led to an epidemic of divorce among the Silent Generation, with most divorces occurring amongst people born between the years of 1930 and 1940. (See Reference 1) As the Silent Generation rushed to get divorced, no-fault divorce laws in the country jumped from nil to 45. (See Reference 2)
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