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dc.contributor.authorJensen, Robert*
dc.contributor.authorThornton, Rebecca*
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Carolineen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T10:12:37Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T10:12:37Zen
dc.date.issued2003-07-01en
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/741954311
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/131524en
dc.descriptionMany women in the developing world are subject to marriage at an early age. Most such women have little choice in the age at which they marry, or whom they marry. In this article, we examine patterns and trends of early marriage in the developing world. The incidence varies widely, from a high of 70 per cent in south Asia to a low of 30 per cent in South East Asia. Women who marry young tend to have less education and begin childrearing earlier, and have less decision-making power in the household. They are also more likely to experience domestic violence. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.en
dc.format.extent11en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/early-female-marriage-in-the-developing-world-131524
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectGender
dc.titleEarly female marriage in the developing worlden
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221en
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.keywordGender-based violence
oxfam.subject.keywordGender and Development Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordGaD
prism.issuenameMarriageen
prism.number2en
prism.volume11en
dc.year.issuedate2003en


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