• Dr. Hiranmaya Nanda , Maithili Chaudhury


Divorce and separation in India are viewed as fairly rare events and available information
on the issue has been identified as quantitative gossip. Though there is a lack of quantitative
evidence, India contains rich interdisciplinary literature on specific aspects of marital stability.
This paper builds on this discourse in order to first contextualize the main facets of marriage and
the socio cultural and legal structures affecting marriage longevity in India. Following this, the
paper uses evidence from a broad nationally representative to present projections of incidence,
patterns and differences of divorce and separation. Ultimately, using employment as a specific
indicator, the paper explores the effect of social improvements between 1987 and 2015 on the
longevity of partnerships. The findings show an upward trend and major differences in divorce
and separation among children by country, ethnicity, rural and number and age. The results
suggest that higher-educated marriage is more stable, and that the gap between higher-educated
and lower-educated women has risen over time.


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Dr. Hiranmaya Nanda , Maithili Chaudhury. (2020). DIVORCE TRENDS IN INDIA. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(6), 5125 - 5131. Retrieved from http://mail.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/1775