International Journal of
Sociology and Anthropology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-988X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 305


Study of divorce in Iran provinces from 1977 to 1998: Emphasis on the role of Iran-Iraq war

Mahvash Janmardy
Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 28 February 2011
  •  Published: 30 April 2011



War and violence in societies, throughout history, have always left devastating effects, catastrophes and suffering, resulting from war and war-torn areas, in addition to those affecting all segments of the society, which is an important outcome of the divorceprocess that has increased the family configuration. This paper documents and reviews, with a theoretical approach, the sociological perspective of divorce and enjoins the views of theorists of war to evaluate the role of Iran and Iraq war to describe and compare the downward and upward trend of divorce from 1977 to 1998. After analyzing the data processing and considering the economic losses, harmful effects of war on the family structure can be found in divorce. According to the harmful effects of war on family structure in the society, the statistics of divorce in the country decreased at the time of war, but after the war, because of the inappropriate conditions of the society, different places were more prone to conflicts and destruction, and the losses were much with the increasing divorce faced. In some provinces, due to delay in correcting and rebuilding their divorce, the trend continues upward.

Key words: Divorce, war, state, damages, Iran, rebuilding, teacher and researcher, Payame Noor University.