Does International Migration Lead to Divorce? Ghanaian Couples in Ghana and Abroad

Kim Caarls  By the same author

      Valentina Mazzucato  By the same author


Sociodemographic studies have found that international migration can result in an increase in divorce (e.g. Andersson and Scott, 2010; Frank and Wildsmith, 2005; Hill, 2004; Landale and Ogena, 1995). Two explanations prevail. First, the act of moving is a stressful life event, resulting in a greater likelihood of divorce (Boyle et al., 2008), and this stress associated with moving might increase (…)