Factors on polygamy in sub-Saharan Africa: findings based on the Demographic and Health Surveys.

@article{Hayase1997FactorsOP,
  title={Factors on polygamy in sub-Saharan Africa: findings based on the Demographic and Health Surveys.},
  author={Yukitoshi Hayase and K L Liaw},
  journal={The Developing economies},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={293-327}
}
This study presents a brief review of the historical and cultural context of polygamy in sub-Saharan Africa and examines the sociodemographic factors that influence polygamous union formation. Data were obtained from the Demographic and Health Surveys in Ghana (1988), Senegal (1986), Kenya (1989), and Zimbabwe (1988-89). The sample was restricted to currently married or cohabitating women. The proportion of women in a polygamous union was 48% in Senegal, 31% in Ghana, 23% in Kenya, and 16% in… CONTINUE READING

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