Family Stability and Environmental Sustainability: An Interdependent Nexus

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This paper examines the interdependent nexus between family stability and the geophysical environment, both as dependent and independent variables. The first hypothesis is conceptualized based on human ecology, theorizing the impact of the environment on human behavior. Environmental contexts in their geophysical concepts construct human behavior and affect marital relationships. It might lead to quality relationships between spouses resulting in family stability or predispose families to disintegration. The second hypothesis examines the impact of family stability on environmental sustainability, as married couples living in the same household consume fewer resources, including electricity, water, and fuel than divorced couples, who live in two separate households. Evidence from different countries indicates that soaring divorce rates has resulted in more households with fewer people and increased resource consumption globally.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Deserts - Proceeding of the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Desert Climates
Subtitle of host publicationProceeding of the First International Conference on Sustainable Energy-Water-Environment Nexus in Desert Climates
EditorsEssam Heggy, Veronica Bermudez, Marc Vermeersch
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer, Cham; Fondazione C.I.M.E., Florence
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783030760816
ISBN (Print)9783030760809
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2022

Publication series

NameAdvances in Science, Technology and Innovation
ISSN (Print)2522-8714
ISSN (Electronic)2522-8722

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


  • Divorce
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Family stability
  • Geophysical environment
  • Human ecology
  • Sustainable development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Chemistry


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