Marriage dissolution in India: evidence from census 2011

Jacob, Suraj and Chattopadhyay, Sreeparna (2016) Marriage dissolution in India: evidence from census 2011. Economic and Political Weekly, 51 (33). pp. 25-27. ISSN 2349-8846

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Abstract

Although India's divorce rate is low in cross-national perspective, the separation rate is three times as large as the divorce rate. There is striking variation across states, with marriage dissolution lower in the North compared with the South and North-east, consistent with previous arguments regarding relative female autonomy across regions. Surprisingly, there is very little difference between rural and urban rates of dissolution of marriage across states.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marriage, India census 2011, Divorce
Subjects: Social sciences > Sociology & anthropology > Culture & institutions
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Library APU
Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 06:25
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2018 12:43
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/79
Publisher URL: https://www.epw.in/journal/2016/33/commentary/marr...

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