Divorce as an aspect of demographic behavior of the Volyn region population

Keywords: population, demographic behavior, divorces, regions of Ukraine, Volyn region


The article gives a general description and a detailed analysis of the divorce process of Volyn region population. The theoretical basis, demographic approaches to the study of divorce and divorce indicators in the region are analyzed. The importance of the divorces consequences and measures of demographic policy, which will be aimed at reducing them as a result of modernization of social and economic life in the current regime of reproduction: low birth rate and increasing life expectancy. Divorces peculiarities of Volyn region population are determined, the main of which are: sociological, psychological and demographic groups of risk factors for divorce. The main stages of family crises and their symptoms are described. The main negative consequences of divorce, which have an impact on the general demographic situation in the region are low birth rate (unrealized childbearing of divorced women); increase in the number of single-parent families in which the child is brought up by one parent; increasing the number of people who do not want to marry again after divorce; decrease of labor activity; deteriorating health, increased morbidity and death rate; increase suicides rate; increased risk of mental illness. It was found out the perspective psychological, legal forms and other assistance in marriage and family. The reasons for the low efficiency of the implementation of specific steps to overcome the processes of divorce in Volyn region are highlighted. Indicators for estimation of divorcing in the region have been calculated. Spatial-temporal data analysis of divorces for the period of 1995–2020 is carried out, regional features of their manifestation are singled out. The maps that reflect the spatial-temporal data differences of divorces in the regions were created. There were identified the main factors and preconditions for divorce in the region.

Author Biographies

Alla G. Potapova
Lesya Ukrainka Volyn National University, Lutsk, Ukraine
Gennadii S. Golub
Lesya Ukrainka Volyn National University, Lutsk, Ukraine
Taras G. Pogrebskyi
Lesya Ukrainka Volyn National University, Lutsk, Ukraine


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How to Cite
Potapova, A., Golub, G., & Pogrebskyi, T. (2022). Divorce as an aspect of demographic behavior of the Volyn region population. Journal of Geology, Geography and Geoecology, 31(1), 133-141. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.15421/112213

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