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Social attitudes that view female child marriage as a means of protecting respectability need to change

Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2016) Social attitudes that view female child marriage as a means of protecting respectability need to change. South Asia @ LSE (27 Jul 2016). Blog.

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Abstract

Drawing on their extensive research of female child marriage in Bangladesh, M Niaz Asadullah and Zaki Wahhaj discuss the limitations of current deliberations over the minimum age of marriage law. They write that improving the agency of adolescent girls to make their own life choices should help reduce the incidence the child marriage more effectively than what can be achieved with legislative reform alone.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/southasia/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Sets: Collections > South Asia @ LSE
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 09:03
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2017 09:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74691

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