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How Useful are the Demographic Surveys in Explaining the Determinants of Early Marriage of Girls in Terai of Nepal?

Sah, Nepali


In recent decades significant changes in Nepalese society have greatly contributed to the increase in age at marriage of girls in Nepal. Factors responsible for these changes include educational development, urbanization and development of mass communications. However, many parents still marry their daughters at very young ages and this practice is particularly prevalent in the Terai region. This paper examines several demographic data sets with a view to assessing their utility for...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Population Research
DOI: 10.1007/BF03031949


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