The Effects of Sociopolitical Factors on Divorce Rates after Political Upheavals in Post-Soviet Countries

Banafsheh Aghayeeabianeh, Janet P. Stamatel

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Abstract

The present study investigates the influence of sociopolitical factors on the divorce rate in a sample of seven Color Revolution countries. The second demographic transition perspective and the concept of political anomie were used as the primary theoretical framework. Fixed effects method analysis was conducted for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Ukraine from 1995 to 2018. Results indicated that economic growth, rise in women's status, democratization, and political anomie were statistically and positively related to the divorce rate. The results show that sociopolitical factors, such as democratization and anomie, are promising for understanding changing family dynamics. The implications of the study are further discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-319
Number of pages20
JournalComparative Sociology
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

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Keywords

  • Color Revolution
  • democratization
  • divorce rates
  • political anomie
  • second demographic transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science

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