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Table 3:
Percentage distribution of the covariates and divorce rate per 100 marriage-years (total marriage-years = 7137)
 
 
  Covariate Marriage-years (in %) Divorce rate
 
  All 100.0 6.3
Duration of marriage:    
  0-11 months 23.8 10.7
  12-23 months 21.1 9.2
  24-35 months 19.2 5.3
  36-47 months 18.2 2.5
  48-59 months 17.7 2.0
Bride's prior marital status:    
  never married (= 1st marr.) 71.8 5.1
  widowed (= 2nd + marr.) 2.7 10.8
  divorced (= 2nd + marr.) 25.2 8.9
Groom's prior marital status:    
  never married (= 1st marr.) 60.8 5.0
  married (= polygynous m.) 13.9 13.3
  widowed (= 2nd + marr.) 5.0 4.5
  divorced (= 2nd + marr.) 20.3 5.8
Kinship:    
  no 77.6 6.7
  yes 22.4 5.1
Groom's education:    
  none 85.6 6.5
  some 14.4 5.0
Groom's household assets:    
  none 60.0 7.2
  some 27.8 4.1
  unknown 12.2 7.0
Fertility statusa:    
  yes 81.3 3.8
  no 18.7 9.6
 

a Marriage-years observed before 12 months of marriage are excluded and births occurring less than one year after marriage are recorded as having taken place at the 12th month of marriage.

 

 

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Determinants of Divorce in a Traditional Muslim Community in Bangladesh
Nurul Alam, Sajal K. Saha, Jeroen K. van Ginneken
© 2000 Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ISSN 1435-9871
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