File: L Divorce

Scope and Content

Austria

Great Britain

U.S.A.

The file includes: divorce statistics; articles relating to the increased demand for divorce; the permissible grounds for divorce; and the objections of various churches to alterations to the divorce laws which would act to lessen the sanctity of marriage.

Problems discussed include: separated persons living a life of celibacy at a time when loss of life through war made procreation an activity of national importance; divorces arising from the separation of husbands and wives during the war; and the need for "poor persons divorce".