Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Marriage and marriage dissolution in a rural area of Bangladesh

Shaikh, M. A. Kashem

Description

The aim of this thesis is to study the age and sex patterns and differentials of marriage formation and marriage dissolution in rural Bangladesh, using a unique set of marital status registration data from the Demographic Surveillance System (DSS) of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) for the years 1975-1979. This study is the first of its kind in Bangladesh to use marital status registration data. In rural Bangladesh marriage is universal and...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorShaikh, M. A. Kashem
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-09T01:28:46Z
dc.date.available2017-08-09T01:28:46Z
dc.date.copyright1982
dc.identifier.otherb1319779
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/123356
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this thesis is to study the age and sex patterns and differentials of marriage formation and marriage dissolution in rural Bangladesh, using a unique set of marital status registration data from the Demographic Surveillance System (DSS) of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) for the years 1975-1979. This study is the first of its kind in Bangladesh to use marital status registration data. In rural Bangladesh marriage is universal and early, especially for females. It appears from this study that female age at first marriage has been increasing somewhat during the past 5 years but for males age at marriage remains almost constant. A pronounced seasonality of marriages prevails in the rural areas of Bangladesh. As in other societies, education has a substantial effect on age at marriage of both males and females. Groom's occupation has only a slight effect on age at marriage. Divorce in rural Bangladesh is frequentand largely occurs early in marriage. Age difference between groom and bride at marriage has a strong impact on the incidence of widowhood. It also has a marked effect on divorce. Education, husband's occupation and religion have a differential influence on the stability of marriage and on remarriage after divorce or widowhood.
dc.format.extentxii, 112 leaves
dc.language.isoen
dc.subject.lcshMarriage Case studiesBangladesh
dc.subject.lcshDivorce Case studiesBangladesh
dc.titleMarriage and marriage dissolution in a rural area of Bangladesh
dc.typeThesis (Masters)
local.contributor.supervisorRuzicka, Lado T.
dcterms.valid1982
local.description.notesThis thesis has been made available through exception 200AB to the Copyright Act.
local.type.degreeMaster by research (Masters)
dc.date.issued1982
local.contributor.affiliationDevelopment Studies Centre, The Australian National University
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5d6c3a69786cd
dc.date.updated2017-07-28T04:27:28Z
local.identifier.proquestYes
local.mintdoimint
CollectionsOpen Access Theses

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
b13197794_Shaikh_M_A_Kashem.pdf8.46 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator