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Divorce, domestic abuse on the rise in Thailand

The rate of divorce in Thailand has tripled from 10.8 per cent in 2009 to 33 per cent in 2012, while domestic violence has been recorded in at least a third of Thai families.

At a Chulabhorn Research Institute seminar Thursday, Wimontip Musikaphan, a lecturer at Mahidol University’s National Institute for Child and Family Development, presented family-happiness indicator studies between 2009-2012. The survey involving 4,000 respondents focused on the importance of family, economic status and family members’ vices.

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