The Socio-economic Effects of Divorce in Woreta City Administration, Ethiopia

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  • Nega Gedefaw Agmase Fentaye Gedefaw Brother

Abstract

This study attempted to investigate the socio-economic effects of divorce on children in the Woreta City Administration. The qualitative, specifically phenomenological research design was employed for understanding the lived experiences of children. Data were collected from children of a divorced family and experts through in-depth interviews, FGD, and key informant interviews and Participants of the study were selected by using the snowball sampling technique. The collected data analyzed and interpreted thematically to address the aforementioned objectives. The study shows that many children are negatively suffering from the social effects of divorce. This is often expressed by the feeling of insecurity, educational failure and or low school performances, loss of attachment as well as abuse and neglect. The study further reveals that children are also facing the harmful economic effects of divorce. Inability to access resources to fulfill basic needs, in-accessed to health care services, as well as learning difficulties and low school performances are the major economic problems of divorce on children. The study concluded that the problem of divorce needs appropriate attention from governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as social institutions akin to family and religion.

Keywords: socio-economic effect, divorce, children, Woreta City

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Fentaye Gedefaw, N. G. A. (2021). The Socio-economic Effects of Divorce in Woreta City Administration, Ethiopia: not have. Innovare Journal of Social Sciences, 9(3). Retrieved from https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ijss/article/view/41129
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