Marriage Markets in Developing Countries
S Anukriti () and
Shatanjaya Dasgupta ()
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Shatanjaya Dasgupta: Beloit College
No 10556, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
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.
Keywords: marriage; developing countries; marriage markets (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J1 J12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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