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Age Of Getting Married: A Major Factor For Divorces In India

Bhawesh Sharma, Aniket Kotnala & Aanchal Agarwal, Dept of Law, Manipal University, Jaipur, Rajasthan


One of the most noticeable demographic trends in the Indian population has been the gradual increase in the age at first marriage. The most common pattern in marriage is based on the spouses' commonalities in terms of social status, degree of education, employment, religion, ethnic group, family background, and so on. It is not an exception in India. In India, marriage is still mostly a family affair dictated by traditional norms. The leading rates of divorces in India had led us to this research to find the correlation between delayed marriages and attitude towards marriage, marital satisfaction and quality of marriage. This research investigates the link between the factors that cause marriage to be postponed. The sample comprised of 30 married couples, who had their first marriage at the age of 30-40 years. The tools employed are General Attitudes Towards Marriage Scale (Park & Rosen, 2013), Kanas Marital Satisfaction Scale (Schumm et al., 1983) and Quality Of Marriage Index (Norton, R. 1983). The findings of this study provide information that will help us better understand the factors that influence millennials' marriage divorces.

Keywords: Delayed Marriage, Divorce, Marital Satisfaction, Quality of Marriage

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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