Family, nuclear especially, is the basic unit of the society. However, with the shocking number of divorce in the states as per the US Census Bureau, the society’s nucleus is very much affected. Nearly half of the marriages in the states today end up terminated due to some irreconcilable factors. To sociologists, when families are dissolved and the belief that the family is indeed an essential social unit is weakened, society is hindered and debilitated.
It is not only the society that divorce has a great impact upon. People involved are intensely affected too at least insofar as their ability to thrive socially is concerned. More broadly, some even get to the point of questioning whether having a family is worthwhile. Although demographic alteration is not usually a rapid phenomenon, divorce can somehow impact it in some ways like population decline in a certain area for example. Additionally, it also has implications on the economy. A divorcee might need to do more jobs than usual to sustain his or her needs and the child depending on the settlement made. Aside from economic strains that usually depend on the outcome of the divorce, there could be added pressure on the party to which the custody of the child is given to.