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The Prevalence and Determinants of Remarriage in Bangladesh

Divorce, Separation, and Remarriage: The Transformation of Family

ISBN: 978-1-78635-230-9, eISBN: 978-1-78635-229-3

ISSN: 1530-3535

Publication date: 29 September 2016

Abstract

Findings

The prevalence of remarriage is low in Bangladesh but more common in rural places of residence, substantially larger in slums when compared with non-slums, among Bengali ethnic people, rent-free tenancy, the age group of 45 years and over, the male population, people of Muslim religion, who have no education, and poorest wealth quintile. Muslim religion, slum dwelling status, employed status, media exposure, and urban residence stand out as the major determinants in terms of remarriage. Women having higher education and the richest quintile of households are less likely to be remarried than those who have lower education and are from the poorest wealth quintile background. Males who remarry also followed the same pattern. But remarriage is higher among both the divorced males and females as compared to widowed males and females. Strategic targeting and responsive social policies are needed to be implemented toward the differential pattern of remarriage by sub-groups of the population and their vulnerabilities in relation to their marital status and marital relation, to understand remarriage dynamics in Bangladesh.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgments

We acknowledge to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Statistics and Information Division, Ministry of Planning, Government of Bangladesh for giving us an opportunity to contribute in the Population Monograph: Volume-13 entitled on Trends, Patterns and Determinants of Marriage in Bangladesh, November 2015. Here it can be noted that all the authors listed for this book chapter were the contributors of that monograph.

Citation

Islam, M.M., Hasan, M.S., Hossain, M.B. and Ghafur, T. (2016), "The Prevalence and Determinants of Remarriage in Bangladesh", Divorce, Separation, and Remarriage: The Transformation of Family (Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, Vol. 10), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 395-413. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1530-353520160000010016

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