Early Marriage Essay

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EARLY MARRIAGE A HARMFUL TRADITIONAL PRACTICE A STATISTICAL EXPLORATION EARLY MARRIAGE A HARMFUL TRADITIONAL PRACTICE A STATISTICAL EXPLORATION CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 II. GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF CHILD MARRIAGE: REGIONAL TRENDS . . . . . . . . . . . .4 III. WOMEN AGED 20 – 24 IN UNION BY AGE 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 IV. GIRLS AGED 15 –19 CURRENTLY IN UNION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Proportional disaggregation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Distribution: Profile of a married girl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 V. WOMEN IN POLYGYNOUS UNIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Women aged 15 – 49 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Girls aged 15 –19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 VI. CHILD MARRIAGE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 VII. CHOICE OF SPOUSE AND DECISION-MAKING ABILITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 VIII. MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 IX. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 REFERENCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 STATISTICAL TABLES Table 1: Percentage and number of women married by ages 15 and 18 . . . . . . . . . .31 Table 2: Percentage of women aged 20–24 married by the exact age of 18 . . . . . .

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