Spatial Variation of Polygamy in Al-Shirqat City


  • Dr. Buthaina Rahim
  • Dr. Sahar A. Al -Sharifi
  • Dr. Rahim M. Al -abdali



Purpose: Studying the spatial variation of polygamy in the city of Shirqat is an important demographic topic that directly affects both males and females in society. Theoretical framework: The study tries to reveal the variation in polygamy across administrative units in Shirqat city. Methods: It examines the relative and environmental distribution and the motivating factors behind polygamy, as well as the positive and negative effects resulted from such marriage. Results and conclusion: The study adopts a descriptive approach to uncover the spatial and temporal variations of polygamy. It relies on field research, official statistics, quantitative analysis methods, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Finding Implication: The study found that there is a clear spatial and temporal variation among males married with multiple spouses across administrative units. Many men desire polygamy without fully realizing the responsibility and the need for fairness and providing housing for each wife to avoid problems and negative consequences that can lead to family disintegration. Originality/value: Therefore, the study recommends the necessity to legislate new laws that secure the rights of the first wife. Polygamy should not be solely the husband's decision without any valid reason, and the consent of the first wife should be obtained. This ensures that she is aware of the situation and gives her consent.


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Dr. Buthaina Rahim, Dr. Sahar A. Al -Sharifi, & Dr. Rahim M. Al -abdali. (2023). Spatial Variation of Polygamy in Al-Shirqat City . Migration Letters, 20(7), 678–689.