Jemima Khan And The Part-Time Wife

Jemima Khan investigates the practice of polygamy in the UK today. Why are some Muslim women opting to become part-time wives, and is it always a choice?

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 27'32''
  • Broadcast year: 2013
Curriculum Connection
  • Sociology | How are family life and relationships changing? | Nuclear families, extended families, lone parent families, reconstituted families, same-sex families, non-family households, lone-person households. Family life and diversity: emerging family types, trends in marriage, divorce and cohabitation. Demographic changes: birth rate, family size, age at marriage, age of childbearing, ageing population.

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Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Programme: Jemima Khan And The Part-Time Wife