This paper is for course SOCI255 – Sociology of the Family. For this assignment you will compare and contrast trends and perceptions of one particular family issue or behavior (e.g., divorce rates, weddings, cohabitation, single parenting, same sex marriages, etc.) in recent years between the United States and another country of your choosing. You will draw on available evidence and research to explain the driving forces behind any similarities and differences that you see between the two countries regarding the particular issue of your research. Make use of multiple sources, e.g., newspapers, magazines, interviews, or academic journals; however, at least five of your sources must come from peer review academic journals. Also, if you know someone from the country you are studying; you may interview him/her about your topic and include this as one of your outside sources of information in your paper. Your paper should be between 5-7 pages; this does not include the cover page and reference page.