Child marriage and relationship quality in Ethiopia

  title={Child marriage and relationship quality in Ethiopia},
  author={N. John and Jeffrey Edmeades and Lydia Murithi and I. Barre},
  journal={Culture, Health & Sexuality},
  pages={853 - 866}
Abstract Child marriage is prevalent in Africa, with almost 40% of girls being married before age 18. Although child marriage is linked to a range of adverse outcomes, including intimate partner violence, little is known about the quality of these marriages in terms of the levels of communication, trust, equality, intimacy, conflict, marital satisfaction or happiness. We used both quantitative and qualitative data to examine how exact age at first marriage influenced multiple domains of… Expand
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