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Marital breakdown in Muslim community in Malaysia


Ismail, Zainab and Wan Ahmad, Wan Ibrahim and Ab. Rahman, Asyraf (2014) Marital breakdown in Muslim community in Malaysia. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, 20 (11). pp. 1440-1444. ISSN 1990-9233

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Abstract

Malaysia has recently witnessed remarkable changes in family life of her population.In the context of divorce, most couples end up their marriage in divorce.The paper aimed at describing the incidence of divorce in Muslim Community in Malaysia.To meet this aim, the article utilizes a content analysis approach using secondary materials which include reports from Population and Housing Census of Malaysia and record files of the Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia). The study shows that the divorce rates among Malaysian Muslims aged between 18 and 50 in the country is increased significantly.The data also reveal the highest divorce rates are found in the Federal Territory Kuala Lumpur, followed by Terengganu, Perlis and Kedah.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Marital breakdown. Family. Family instability. Divorce Marriage family
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: School of Applied Psychology, Social Work & Policy
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Wan Ibrahim Wan Ahmad
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 04:55
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 04:55
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/18810

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