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Marriage Market in Pakistan Consanguinity, Educational Assortative Mating, and Fertility

Saima Bashir and Saman Nazir
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Saima Bashir: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
Saman Nazir: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

No 2022:1, PIDE-Working Papers from Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Abstract: Conventionally, consanguineous unions are preferred in the marriage market of Pakistan. Nearly half of all marriages in the country are consanguineous, with 29 and 21 percent of women marrying first cousins on their father’s and mother’s sides, respectively (NIPS, 2018). Preference for consanguineous marriages is inextricably linked to several cultural and socio-structural aspects in a society.

Keywords: Age; Aging; Emotional Regulation Gerontology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 27
Date: 2022
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