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Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"The number of divorces decreased yearly from 3811 in 2006 to 2989 in 2010 and incr eased slightly in 2011 to 3099. In 2011 the largest number of marriages were divorced after the marriage had lasted 20 years and more (805 divorces). Many divorces took place also after 5 9 years of marriage...Among very young people (age group of 15 19) the number of men getting divorced in 2011 was 3 and the number of women 8. In most cases of divorce there are either no children under 18 years of age (45,37% of all divorces in 2011) or there is one child (35,79% of all divorces in 2011)" (43).more
July 26, 2021, 7 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"CAIRO – 29 October 2018: Nader Saad, the Egyptian Cabinet's spokesman, promoted for the government's new initiative to limit "alarming" divorce rates in Egypt, saying that about 20 percent of annual marriages in the country end in divorce. In an interview with "al-Mowagaha" (confrontation) program on Extra News, Saad said that of Egypt's annual 980,000 marriages, 198,000 marriages end in divorce. Saad said that 38- 40 percent of the mentioned divorce cases occur in the first three years of marriage, pointing out that divorce spreads among youth with ages from 25 to 35 years old" (para 1-3). "In his speech in January 2017, during the anniversary of the National Police...more
July 7, 2021, 9:52 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"While accounting for under 2 per cent of the approximately 120,000 divorces triggered each year, the ability of a husband or wife to contest proceedings is being scrapped"(para 16).
May 15, 2021, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"In 2019 4.15m couples parted ways. Just 9.47m got married, a record low in modern times" (para 4).
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"It also emerges the decrease of marriages in parallel with the increase in divorce and separation cases, resulting in narrowing the household and the increase of single person households. This demographic and sociological description depends on many factors, including the economic crisis, the difficulty in finding a job, social exclusion" (12).
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: SMES-DATA-3, MARR-DATA-1, WR-DATA-1, ATDW-DATA-1

“According to data from the 2014 census, Angolan families are composed of an average of 4.6 people; 62 per cent of households are headed by men and 38 per cent by women; 14.1 per cent of Angolans are married, 3.5 per cent are widowed, 2.9 per cent are separated or divorced, 33.7 per cent live in domestic partnerships and 46 per cent are single” (pp. 24). Figure “5 Demographic and social indicators from the 2014 census” shows the demographic indicators of the country including marriage rates and head of household rates (pp. 25).
Jan. 7, 2021, 9:23 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5, ATDW-DATA-1

“’We have entrenched certain practices that make it natural for men to acquire a woman, pay bride prize, later you can say she’s too fat so you devalue her by divorcing her…there is no law that says a woman should bear her husband name after marriage’” (para. 28).
Oct. 1, 2020, 9:17 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"He pointed out that the new regulations are meant to protect Saudi families and reduce the high rate of divorce, saying that 'early marriage sometimes can cause health problems and increase the chances of divorce'" (para 4). "Legal aid Mohammed al-Wahibi confirmed that early marriage is one of the prominent factors leading to a spike in divorce rates, since the individuals entering the union, whether it be the female or male, do so with a minimal understanding on the responsibilities entailed" (para 6).
July 19, 2020, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: WR-DATA-1, ATDW-DATA-1

"Three percent of women and 1% of men are divorced, separated, or widowed" (43).
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"Overall, women are more likely than men to be divorced, separated, or widowed" (79). According to Figure 4.1, 3% of women aged 15-49 are divorced/separated, while 1% of men aged 15-49 are divorced/separated (CEM - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 8, 2020, 7:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"Six in 10 women (59%) and two- thirds of men (65%) have never been in a union. Three percent of women and 4% of men are divorced or separated" (57).
Feb. 5, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"Very few women (2%) and men (1%) are widowed, divorced, or separated" (pg 55).
Jan. 2, 2020, 4:22 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"[South Korea] now has the highest divorce rate in East Asia and ranks 14th among Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) states for divorce, with China in 27th position and Japan at 28th" (para 3).
Jan. 2, 2020, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"[South Korea] now has the highest divorce rate in East Asia and ranks 14th among Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) states for divorce, with China in 27th position and Japan at 28th" (para 3).
Jan. 2, 2020, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"[South Korea] now has the highest divorce rate in East Asia and ranks 14th among Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) states for divorce, with China in 27th position and Japan at 28th. According to Statistics Korea, divorce rates reached 108,700 in 2018" (para 3). "According to figures from the Supreme Court, there was a 30.8 per cent increase in divorce filings in March 2018, compared to the month prior when Korean New Year’s Day falls. This trend has been continuous from 2014 to 2017, as divorce cases increased 14.7 per cent, 39.5 per cent, 28 per cent and 13.9 per cent respectively in March for those years" (para...more
Dec. 8, 2019, 5:21 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad defended the bill, saying the practice had not stopped despite it being banned. He told the Rajya Sabha that some 574 cases [of triple talaq] were reported after the Supreme Court verdict … Campaigners say it's almost impossible to quantify how many cases of triple talaq occur in India" (para. 19, 21).
May 14, 2019, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"The Islamic judge who presides over the street-side religious court in Maradi, Niger’s third-largest city, said that divorces initiated by women had doubled in the past three years, with nearly 50 women a month coming to end their marriages" (para 10).
April 22, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

Table no. 40 shows the divorces by duration of marriage and number of supported children, from 2010 to 2014. In 2010 there were 91 divorces from marriages that lasted less than a year, 261 divorces from marriages than lasted 1-2 years, 263 divorces from marriages that lasted 3-4 years and 1.060 divorces from marriages that lasted 5 or more years. That same year, there were 671 divorces from couples with no children, 385 marriages from couples with one child and 466 divorces from couples with 2 or more children, 154 are unknown. In 2010 there were 95 divorces from marriages that lasted less than a year, 379 divorces from marriages...more
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: MARR-DATA-1, ATDW-DATA-1

"After a record low number of marriages in 2013, increase was recorded over past three years, as well as an increase in divorces" (37).
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"The ACWF reported that approximately one-quarter of the 400,000 divorces registered each year were the result of family violence" (page 51-52).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"Recent statistics on divorce among Qataris point to a decrease in the divorce rate for Qatari males from 10.9 divorces per 1000 marriages in 2008 to 8.3 divorces per 1000 marriages in 2016, and from 9.3 to 6.8 for Qatari females during that same period" (59).
Feb. 25, 2019, 7 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"Divorce in the kingdom have risen dramatically in the last decade, standing at 45 per cent today from 21 per cent in 2005. Saudi social consultant and researcher Salman Bin Mohammed Al-Amri found divorce cases handled by courts across the country reached 53,675 in 2017.The office of the Grand Mufti approved 6,163 divorces during the same year, which is an increase of 846 cases compared to 2016" (para. 17 - 19).
Oct. 29, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"It also said that adultery, while valid grounds for divorce, was a private matter" (para 8).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

Table 3.1, Socio-demographic characteristics of those surveyed, indicates that 5.8% of women are divorced or separated, compared to 4.4% of men (page 26). "Table 4.1 and figure 4.1 present the distribution of women and men according to their marital status at the time of the survey. . . . women in a dissolved union represent a relatively significant portion of the population (7%), of which 3% are divorced, 3% separated, and 0.7% widowed. . . . we observe that the proportion of married women increases with age until 35-39 years (87%), then diminishes slightly in accordance with the increase in the proportion of women in a dissolved union, either by...more
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"Nearly 40% of marriages in Egypt end in divorce within the first five years" (para. 11).
May 1, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-3, ATDW-DATA-1

"[An Egyptian Lawyer] explained, 'The personal status laws proved to be biased toward women, especially Law No. 1 of 2000 known as the Khula Law [permitting no-fault divorce] that completely destroyed Egyptian families, with a divorce case occurring every four minutes'" (para 2).
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"The percentage of women who are divorced, separated, or widowed has slightly increased from 12%, as reported in the 2010 TDHS, to 13% in the 2015-16 TDHSMIS. Over this same time period, the percentage of men who are divorced, separated, or widowed has slightly decreased, from 6% to 5% . . . Overall, women are more than twice as likely as men to be separated, divorced, or widowed" (page 85-86).
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"Afghan officials could not provide exact numbers on divorces initiated by women, as is the case with most statistics in the country. Most marriages are traditional and not registered in courts. But some officials suggested that the increase in the number of women who formally initiate divorce could be as high as fivefold over the past decade" (para 8). "'earlier when I started at the family court, we would receive seven to eight divorce and seperation cases per week,' said Rahmina Rezaee, a sentior Afghan judge who led the family court from 2006 to 2016. Since she has left, Judge Rezaee said, 'we've received seven to eight cases per day'"(para...more
Dec. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

At 5:59 of the video Razia [age 14] says "Here I can meet friends, go around with them, chat with them. I don’t want to marry now.Yes, some of my friends got married, and got divorced. Like Brishti" (ENB-Coder Comment).At 10:16 the video Brishti says "One week after the wedding they started demanding dowry. The money that was agreed was demanded, along with a gold ring and furniture. My father-in-law demanded the 35,000 taka ($450) and the other things, or the marriage wouldn’t last. If I could have gone to their house with dowry my in-laws would have loved me. But I couldn’t. That’s why they thought badly of me...After...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: ATDW-DATA-1

"...citing increased rates of divorce as a social problem which puts women in financially dangerous positions" (para 2). "...divorced women, who now exceed four million…" (para 3).