Trends in the timing of first marriage among men and women in the developing world

@inproceedings{Mensch2005TrendsIT,
  title={Trends in the timing of first marriage among men and women in the developing world},
  author={Barbara S. Mensch and Susheela D. Singh and John B. Casterline},
  year={2005}
}
The timing of first union merits investigation not only because of the close temporal link between marriage and the onset of childbearing, but also because the age when men and women marry has implications for the organization of family life and for gender relations within society. This paper begins by reviewing the contributions of various social science disciplines to an understanding of the timing of marriage. Using current status data from 73 countries provided by the United Nations… CONTINUE READING

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