A study has revealed that couples in Qatar having more number of children will have less chances of getting divorced.
According to the research on marriages and divorces conducted by Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA), 57 percent of the registered divorce cases in the country in 2009 occurred among couples who had no children.
According to the report, 16 percent divorce cases occurred among couples with one child, and nine percent among those with two children, the Gulf News reports.
The percentage goes down to six per cent for couples with three children, four per cent among those with four children, and only two per cent for couples with five children, the study said.
The report also showed that 30 percent of the total divorces occurred before the consummation of the marriage, whereas 16 percent of the divorces took place in the first five to nine years of marriage.
According to the report, economic prosperity enjoyed by the Qatari society contributes to the reduction of the challenges and responsibilities that go with the birth and bringing up of children.
Family laws and traditions also play an important role in preventing unhappy spouses from seeking divorce.