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dc.contributor.authorOtoo-Oyortey, Naana*
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Carolineen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T10:12:39Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T10:12:39Zen
dc.date.issued2003-07-01en
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/741954315en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/131525en
dc.descriptionThis article explores the connections between poverty and the early marriage of girls. These links are rarely acknowledged in development research, policy and practice, despite the fact that in parts of sub- Saharan Africa, where women form the majority of the poor, it is estimated that over 60 per cent of girls under 19 are married (UN 2000). Poverty is characterised by both economic and social factors; in this paper, social factors are the primary focus because of the gender disparities in these social indicators. Early marriage perpetuates the feminisation of poverty, preventing girls from attaining their full potential in terms of developing their social capabilities. Hence, it violates girls' human rights, especially their right to sexual and reproductive choice and health care. The article ends by proposing an agenda for change. 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.extent10en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/early-marriage-and-poverty-exploring-links-and-key-policy-issues-131525
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectRights
dc.titleEarly marriage and poverty: exploring links and key policy issuesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221en
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.keywordSocial protection
oxfam.subject.keywordSRHR
oxfam.subject.keywordSexual and reproductive health and rights
oxfam.subject.keywordGender and Development Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordGaD
prism.issuenameMarriageen
prism.number2en
prism.volume11en
dc.year.issuedate2003en
dc.year.issuedate2003en
dc.year.issuedate2003en


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