International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2020)

The justified parity of right and obligation of divorce in India


Indrani Shaw

This paper is a study based on analysis of various census data about the potential positive relationship between divorce rate and the gender parity in India. In this study, we carried out the analysis state wise; moreover we also look at the possibility of divorce rate with women empowerment by using the female empowerment index given in the McKinsey global Institute report. Here we attempt to address the following issue; does increase in divorce rate can be seen as a yardstick of rise in Women’s parity in society. In the study we find that the increase in divorce rate took place across ages and religion too. The state which depicts economic and socio-cultural parity, especially the later, has higher divorce rate. The socio-cultural acceptance is more importance for parity in society. The economic aspect of freedom provides only monetary security but the social acceptance can be the best way to bring parity for women’s in society. This cannot be achieved without providing political parity in terms of proper representation in society. Though after economic liberalization the rise in income of middle class provide security to women’s but socio-cultural phenomenon in most states has deprived large section of women’s to achieve the long due parity for them in Indian society. Even though economic parity is somewhat achieved for women who are fortunate but social culture and political parity is far away from reach for most of the women. Divorce can never be a solution for parity but only provide soothing to the unspoken parity demand over the century.
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