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Divorce and separation in the Philippines: Trends and correlates

Abalos, Jeofrey


Background: The Philippines is the only country in the world, aside from the Vatican, where divorce is not legal. Despite the lack of divorce law in the country and the high costs of obtaining an annulment, recent data shows that a growing number of Filipinos dissolve their marital unions, either legally or informally. Objective: I document the rise of union dissolution cases in the Philippines, and investigate the different factors associated with Filipino women’s experience of union...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Demographic Research
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2017.36.50
Access Rights: Open Access


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