Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161179
Authors: 
Anukriti, S
Dasgupta, Shatanjaya
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10556
Abstract: 
This chapter reviews the literature on marriage in developing countries. We describe how marital matching occurs; the trends in age at marriage; assortative mating patterns; marriage payments; and spousal decision-making after a marriage has occurred. Lastly, we discuss trends and rationales for consanguineous and polygamous marriages practices that are largely unique to the developing world.
Subjects: 
marriage
developing countries
marriage markets
JEL: 
J1
J12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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