By: Kayce Champion | April 21, 2017
The rates of divorce have skyrocketed in Armenia, specifically in the province of Lori. It’s the highest it has ever been in Armenia while comparing to other countries such as Russia and Belarus who have way more (“Highest Rate of Divorce in Armenia’s Lori Province” Armenpress). The rise came to its highest at first in 2014 when the dissolution marriages came 4.49%. Research from the article “Both Marriage and Divorce Rate Declined in Armenia in Recent Years” states while the Lori province only has approximately 235,000 in population, the study of the last year in 2016, 16% of marriages were registered and over 5% of the marriages ended in divorce (LLC).
It has been an increasing and decreasing statistic since the 90s. “In 1990-1991, 3.800 divorces were registered in Armenia, in 2001 this figure decreased reaching 1.300. Thereafter, an increase was registered, the highest rate was in 2014 when the number of divorces was 4.496.“3.670 and 3.648 divorce cases were registered in 2015 and 2016 respectively. As we see, there is a certain decline, however, this figure still remains high compared to 2001 when 1.300 divorce cases were recorded” (“Rates of Divorce” XaniaNews.com).
“Highest Rate of Divorce in Armenia’s Lori Province.” Armenpress, 19 Apr. 2017, https://armenpress.am/eng/news/887349/highest-rate-of-divorce-in-armenia%E2%80%99s-lori-province.html Accessed 24 Apr. 2017.
LLC, Helix Consulting. “Both Marriage and Divorce Rate Declined in Armenia in Recent Years” Divorce and Marriage Decline, 19 Apr. 2017, www.panorama.am/en/news/2017/04/19/marriage-divorce-Armenia/1763793. Accessed 24 Apr. 2017.
“Rates of Divorce” XaniaNews.com, 18 Apr. 2017, www.xanianews.com/news/highest-rate-of-divorce-in-armenia-s-lori-province?uid=790472. Accessed 24 Apr. 2017.