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Title: Marital instability in the context of dramatic societal change : the case of Kyrgyzstan
Authors: Dommaraju, Premchand
Agadjanian, Victor
Keywords: Transitional Societies
Social sciences::Sociology
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Dommaraju, P., & Agadjanian, V. (2018). Marital instability in the context of dramatic societal change : the case of Kyrgyzstan. Asian Population Studies, 14(3), 232-250. doi:10.1080/17441730.2018.1512206
Series/Report no.: Asian Population Studies
Abstract: How do marriages fare during times of dramatic social, political and economic transition? Transitional societies offer a unique context for studying marital instability as they are often buffeted by countervailing forces of modernisation and re-traditionalisation, in addition to socio-economic and political changes. Using detailed and rich data from Kyrgyzstan, the study investigates trends over time in marital instability in response to societal upheavals and gradual secular transformations; ethnic group-specific responses in marital instability; and the role of changing gender regimes in marital instability. The findings reveal an increase in the rate of marital dissolution over time. However, ethnic group-specific differentials remained significant, mirroring the historically shaped relative positioning of the groups in the process of demographic change. The results also highlight gender differentials in the influence of education and employment on marital instability. The findings are discussed within the broader framework of demographic and social changes in transitional Central Asia.
ISSN: 1744-1730
Rights: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Asian Population Studies on 12 Sep 2018, available online:
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