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Modernization or Cultural Maintenance: The practices of Consanguineous Marriage in Iran

Abbasi Shavazi, Mohammad; McDonald, Peter; Hosseini-Chavoshi, Meimanat


Consanguineous marriage has been the culturally preferred form of marriage in Iran. This paper examines the extent to which education, urbanization and changes in modes of economic production have affected the incidence of consanguineous marriage and attitudes towards consanguineous marriages. The 2002 Iran Fertility Transition Survey conducted in the four provinces of Gilan, Sistan and Baluchistan, Yazd and West Azarbaijan provides information on the degree of relationship of marriage partners...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Biosocial Science
DOI: 10.1017/S0021932008002782


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