Divorce trends in Asia
Date of Issue2012
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
This paper presents and discusses recent trends in divorce for countries in Asia, highlighting both wide variations in divorce patterns and recent changes in divorce trends for countries in the region. Three broad regional patterns are evident: an East Asian pattern characterised by increasing divorce rates, though there are signs of stabilisation in some countries in the last few years; an Islamic Southeast Asian pattern characterised by declining divorce rates until recently; and a South Asian pattern with relatively stable and low divorce rates. The paper also discusses divorce in international marriages in some East Asian countries and Singapore.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Family, marriage and women
Asian Journal of Social Science
© 2012 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Asian Journal of Social Science, Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156853111X619201].