An Assessment Of Quality Of Life Of Divorced Females Residing In Darul Aman (Abode) Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

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  • Dr Ahmad Ali Department of Sociology Abdul Wali Khan University
  • Dr Mussawar Shah Department of Rural Sociology The University of Agriculture
  • Sameer Ul Khaliq Jan Department of Social Work Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University

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https://doi.org/10.46568/pjass.v6i1.306

Abstract

The study “An Assessment of Quality of life of Divorced Females” was carried out in Darul Aman in Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. A sample size of 210 respondents was randomly selected and data were collected through interview schedule. The collected data was analysed for simple frequency and percentages. The study revealed that the 59 % respondents marriage type was arranged marriages, 48% had no children, 53% were illiterate, 17% income was between 1500-6000 PKR, 50% were married in non-relatives, 1% were divorced thrice in life while 40% and 45% had ages 21-25 years at the time of divorce and marriage respectively. Furthermore, majority of them were suffered from physical, mental health as well as behavioural problem. Litigation, children adjustment, suicide attempt and death danger were the other challenges faced to those women after divorce. Divorce practice without any solid reason is a crime against females. The study recommends that, the Government may gave proper attention on early marriages practice, protection to woman after divorce from either Government and family side, proper documentation/registration for marriages, income source for woman and for their children, free health facilities, and employment opportunities for such women.

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Published

2017-09-08

How to Cite

Ali, A., Shah, M., & Jan, S. U. K. (2017). An Assessment Of Quality Of Life Of Divorced Females Residing In Darul Aman (Abode) Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 6(1), 1–16. https://doi.org/10.46568/pjass.v6i1.306

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