The Rise of Divorce in Bangladesh: A Review in the Change of Marriage Dynamics
Social Sciences
Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2019, Pages: 261-269
Received: Sep. 4, 2019; Accepted: Sep. 27, 2019; Published: Oct. 10, 2019
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Sawkia Afroz, Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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The world is going through massive globalization. The ideas, trends, practices diffuse much faster than past. The family is not an undeviating institution anymore. In recent decades, the earth has experienced downfall in marriage rates, increase in divorce rates, and change in the defining attributes of marriage dynamics. The western countries have gone to that phase where divorce is natural. But in a restricted society like Bangladesh, divorce is still treated as a taboo. Although divorce is not a desirable act in any society of the world however with the recent surge in divorce rates, Bangladesh is going to feel the necessity of policy interventions regarding single parent family or divorced male and female very shortly. In order to understand the marriage dynamics in lens of divorce this paper examines the concept of divorce, review the divorce pattern and the existing divorce law. This paper analyzes socio-psychological approach to explain how and why divorce rates are proliferating. It also discusses the causes and consequences of divorce which will help the policy planners to revise the divorce act and to design interventions for reducing the stigmatization and discrimination towards people seeking marital termination and will help the children of divorced family.
Nuptiality Pattern, Divorce, Marriage Dynamics, Marriage Law, Demography, Bangladesh
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Sawkia Afroz, The Rise of Divorce in Bangladesh: A Review in the Change of Marriage Dynamics, Social Sciences. Vol. 8, No. 5, 2019, pp. 261-269. doi: 10.11648/
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