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Latest items for ATDW-DATA-1

Sept. 15, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3, ATDW-DATA-1

"Mr. Seddiqi was recently dismissed from his post as both coach and head of the federation by the president of the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee, Mohammad Zaher Aghbar, who cited something besides corruption. He claimed that Mr. Seddiqi had successively married and divorced three of the young women on his team. 'He has married three of them — three times — and the girls were all complaining about him,' Mr. Aghbar said.In an interview, Mr. Seddiqi denied the corruption charges, claimed Ms. Galpin’s organization was still financing the cycling federation and called the accusations against him 'a lot of made-up crap.' Mr. Seddiqi, 62, acknowledged that he had three prior ...more
July 18, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"In issuing the fatwa, the women clerics cited studies saying many Indonesian child brides could not continue their studies once wed and half their marriages ended in divorce" (para 11).
June 21, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"Divorce is common in Saudi Arabia. According to recent numbers from the Saudi General Authority of Statistics, about one-third of all couples divorce. Or, as the Arab News put it, there are at least five divorces every hour of every day" (p 6)
June 15, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"The divorce percentage is high, and 40 percent of the 900,000 marriages unions every year end up in divorce within 5 years, Sisi said during a speech he gave at the ceremony marking the National Police Day. Egypt saw about 200,000 divorce cases during 2015, which marks a 10.8 per cent increase in divorces from the previous year, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said last year. The total number of divorces in 2015 reached 199,867 in comparison with 180,244 cases in 2014, CAPMAS said in its annual report on marriages and divorces. The CAPMAS said that the figure of 2015 is the highest divorce rate in ...more
June 8, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"There are no official statistics to suggest how widespread the practice of instant divorce is, but the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan study found that among a sample of more than 4,700 women, 525 were divorced and 404 of those were ‘triple talaq’ divorces. A Muslim woman in India who seeks a divorce must generally gain the permission of her husband, a cleric or other Islamic authorities" (p 12)
Jan. 26, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"Last year, 12 million Chinese couples registered for marriage, making it the second consecutive year the number has declined. Divorces, which stem from some of the same trends, reached 3.8 million last year, more than twice the level of a decade ago" (para 8).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"Meanwhile, growing numbers of women are divorcing husbands who are not supportive of their ambitions. Divorce rates in Saudi Arabia have skyrocketed in recent years, and government statistics indicate that wives’ desires to work is a flash point for conflict. Local media have reported that in 2011 some 40 percent of khula divorces — those in which the wife asks for separation — came after a husband forced her to quit her job" (para 16).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: WR-DATA-1, ATDW-DATA-1

"It is also possible that a fraction of this decline was the result of an increase in widowhood, divorce, and spousal separation during the war" (17).
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"On average, every third marriage ends in divorce" (51)
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: MARR-DATA-1, ATDW-DATA-1

"In 2012, the number of marriages increased by 499, and the number of divorces by 98 compared to 2004" (5)
Oct. 31, 2016, 5:24 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

According to Table 2, Percent of first unions that have dissolved, ended through divorce, or ended through widowhood 15-19 years after first union, according to most recent DHS data from 33 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, from 2010-2011 in Senegal 23.4% were dissolved, 19.7% divorced, and 3.7% widowed (593).
Oct. 27, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

According to Turkmenistan People Stats, marriage, divorce and children statistics, the total number of divorces were 5,346 in 1998, and total divorces per thousand people was 1.22 (1).
Oct. 24, 2016, 5:44 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

According to table 3.7: Characteristics of respondents, Formerly married,now separated/divorced women accounted for 17 women or 1% of the all the female respondents (51).
Oct. 20, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"Unofficial statistics suggest that Turkmenistan has one of the world’s lowest divorce rates, with formalised separation affecting just over one in 1,000 families" (para 14).
Oct. 20, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

According to table 25. Divorces and crude divorce rates by urban/rural residence: 2002 - 2006. In 2006 there were 24,481 divorces (2).
Oct. 20, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

According to table 25. Divorces and crude divorce rates by urban/rural residence: 2002 - 2006. In 2004 there were 14,300 divorces with a divorce rate of 4.3 (2).
Oct. 20, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

According to table 25. Divorces and crude divorce rates by urban/rural residence: 2002 - 2006. In 2003 there were 104 divorces (2).
Oct. 19, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

According to the table on Uzbekistan from the World Marriage Data 2015, in 2006 Women divorced between the ages 15-19 was 0.0, 20-24 was 0.9, 25-29 was 3.7, 30-34 was 5.5, 35-39 was 5.3, 40-44 was 4.3, and 45-49 was 4.1 (6).
Oct. 18, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

According to Figure 1, Historical marriage and divorce rates in Yemen, The limited data from Yemen show the divorce rate was a marginal 0.3 per 1,000 in 2001 and 0.005 per 1,000 in 2003 (1296).
Oct. 18, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

According to Figure 1, Historical marriage and divorce rates in Venezuela, in 1995, the divorce rate fell to 0.7 per 1,000 and rose steadily to 0.9 per 1,000 in 2006 (1263).
Oct. 18, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

According to Figure 1 Historical marriage and divorce rates in Trinidad and Tobago, The divorce rate in Trinidad and Tobago followed an upward trend from 0.4 per 1,000 in 1970 to 2.2 per 1,000 in 2005 (1209).
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

“Among respondents age 15-49, women are more likely to be married (54% versus 36%) or widowed (7% versus 2%) than men. Differences were not observed in the proportion of women and men who were living together (1% each) or who were divorced or separated (5% each)” (31). “Women are more likely than men to be widowed (7% versus 2%) while the proportion of women and men who are divorced or separated is identical (5%). More than one in five women age 40-49 are widowed” (58).
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3, ATDW-DATA-1

“Divorce and separation are uncommon in Bangladesh. Two percent of women age 15-49 are either divorced or separated. The proportion divorced or separated does not vary markedly by age group” (40).
Oct. 7, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"Figure 1 Historical marriage and divorce rates in Yemen…The limited data from Yemen show the divorce rate was a marginal 0.03 per 1,000 in 2001 and 0.005 per 1,000 in 2003. The marriage rate was 0.5 per 1,000 in 2001 and 0.6 per 1,000 in 2002. Divorce data were only available for 2001 and 2003; marriage data were only available for 2001 and 2002" (1296).
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

“The universality of marriage in Nigeria probably reflects the social and economic security marriage is perceived to provide (National Population Commission [NPC], 1998). The proportion of women who are divorced, separated, or widowed (5 percent) is higher than the proportion among men (2 percent). Men are more likely than women to remarry after a divorce, separation, or widowhood” (31). “Two percent of women and 1 percent of men are separated or divorced, the same percentages observed in the 2008 NDHS. Three percent of women and less than 1 percent of men are widowed” (54).
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

“Women are more likely to be married or living together with a partner (i.e., in union) than men (57 percent versus 48 percent). More women than men are also divorced or separated (8 percent versus 4 percent) or widowed (3 percent versus less than 1 percent)” (32).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

“Ten percent of women and 6 percent of men are living together with their partners, 3 percent of women and 4 percent of men are divorced or separated, and 6 percent of women and 1 percent of men are widowed” (27).
Sept. 7, 2016, 7:52 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"Budlender et al. and Hosegood et al. found low divorce rates among black South Africans in three ex-homeland areas of South Africa. Budlender et al. found that, of the 3,000 rural women surveyed, only 79 reported being separated, abandoned or formally divorced (in accordance with the RCMA procedures). Yet when asked to list all the homestead members, excluding those who had not been home in the last two years, Budlender et al. found that an additional 110 reportedly married women listed neither a partner nor a husband. It was argued that this group ‘do not seem to be firmly in a marriage’. This may represent a group of women who ...more
Sept. 7, 2016, 5:05 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

According to Table 11.2 Distribution of marital status by race (percentages), Divorced/separated for African/Blacks was 1.19%, Coloured was 2.27%, Indian/Asian was 1.91%, White was 3.53%, and the total population was 1.56% (254). According to Table 11.4 Distribution of marital status by birth cohort and race (percentages), from 1962-1981 Africans divorced/separated was 0.69%, Coloureds divorced/separated was 1.59%, Indians/Asians divorced/separated was 1.76%, and whites divorced/separated was 2.8% (255). "Divorce is a relatively rare occurrence in South Africa, although race groups exhibit different patterns of divorce. For the country as a whole, the crude divorce rate is 15 per 1000" (257). "Whites have the highest divorce rate at 35 per 1000, compared to ...more
Sept. 2, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"Marriage often occurs at a very tender age. As Youssef points out in her research of Muslim women, 45% of all Muslim girls aged 15-19 years are already married and 5% of these unions have been terminated by divorce and widowhood even before age 20" (75). According to Table 1: Family Status: Women of Lower Juba (n=859), 41% or 352 women were divorced, of those, 61% or 214 women were divorced for the 1st time, 23% or 81 women were divorced for the 2nd time, 9% or 32 women were divorced for the 3rd time, 6.5% or 23 women were divorced for the 4th time, 0.5% or 2 women were ...more