Contemporary marriage practices in North India : evidence from three Uttar Pradesh villages
This study employed a micro-approach methodology to examine the social and demographic implications of marriage practices and marriage change in a rural north Indian area. Female age at marriage rose from 13.2 in 1930-39 to 14.6 in 1980-83. This change was entirely due to a reduction in the time lag between the marriage and consummation (gauna) ceremonies, and there had been no increase in age at effective marriage in the study area from 1930 to 1983. This Finding calls into question...[Show more]
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