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Latest items for MARR-DATA-1

Oct. 30, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"CAPMAS statistics issued March 13 indicated that some 13.5 million people in Egypt over 30 are single, including 2.5 million men and 11 million women" (para 11).
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"She said many widows lacked documents to claim their dead husband’s property or faced difficulties getting rebuilding grants because their marriage was not registered, as is common in Nepal"(para 9)."Nepal has around half a million widows"(para 14)
Oct. 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"According to a 2010 Social Development Blue Paper from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the sex ratio of those below 19 is the worst hit of all the different age groups.By 2020, the number of Chinese men of marriageable age will outnumber their female peers by 24 million"(para 33)
Aug. 8, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"Without the group’s help, few would have been able to afford an individual ceremony, which can cost at least 1.2mn dinars ($10,000) — the equivalent of nearly two years’ worth of earnings at Algeria’s minimum wage. The high cost of nuptials in Algeria appears to be deterring some from tying the knot — there were about 370,000 weddings in 2015, a drop from around 386,000 the year before, despite a rising population"(para 8)
March 23, 2017, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-DATA-1, AOM-DATA-1

"In 2011, 32.5 percent of girls aged between 15 and 19 were married compared with 37.5 percent a decade before, said Girls Not Brides, citing data from Bangladesh's Bureau of Statistics" (para 10).
Jan. 30, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"In China, for example, 94 percent of unmarried people aged 28 to 49 years old are male and virtually all of them have not completed high school" (para 20).
Jan. 26, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"Last year, 12 million Chinese couples registered for marriage, making it the second consecutive year the number has declined" (para 8).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"The period 2003–2010 saw a sharp rise in marital exposure among the youngest age groups, with little change at older ages. The proportions ever-married increased from about 21 percent to 32 percent among adolescents, from 56 percent to 70 percent among women aged 20–24, and from 76 percent to 85 percent among those aged 25–29. The fact that the proportion ever-married at ages 35–39 remained relatively stable at around 90 percent indicates that during the war women who would instead have married later in life entered marriage at much younger ages" (17).
Jan. 4, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

“The sharia court reported that early marriages comprised 13 percent of all marriages registered in 2014, with the early marriage rate among registered Syrian refugee’s marriages at 31.4 percent in the first quarter of 2014. There was no data available on the number of unregistered marriages, but, due to the differences between the Jordanian and Syrian legal and social framework, it was likely that many Syrian refugee marriages were not registered” (34).
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: MARR-DATA-1, ATDW-DATA-1

"In 2012, the number of marriages increased by 499, and the number of divorces by 98 compared to 2004" (5)
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: MARR-DATA-1, MARR-DATA-2

“Among respondents age 15-49, women are more likely to be married (54% versus 36%) or widowed (7% versus 2%) than men. Differences were not observed in the proportion of women and men who were living together (1% each) or who were divorced or separated (5% each)” (31). “Marriage is nearly universal in Lesotho. By age 45-49, only 6% of women and men have never been married (Table 4.1). Fifty-five percent of women and 37% of men age 15-49 are currently married or living together with a partner as though married (Figure 4.1)” (58). “Since 2004, the proportion of women married or living together has increased slightly, from 52% to 55%, ...more
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

“The majority of women (94 percent) are currently married” (29). “The proportion of never married women age 15-49 is 15 percent. This proportion falls sharply with increasing age. It declines from 55 percent for women age 15-19 to less than 1 percent among women age 35 or older” (40). “The low proportion of women age 25-29 who have never been married (4 percent) indicates that marriage is universal in Bangladesh and that more than nine in ten women marry before age 30” (40). “Eight in ten women (80 percent) are currently married” (40). “The proportion of never-married women age 15-19 has increased from 30 percent in 1975 to 55 percent ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

“A high proportion of respondents (71 percent of women and 50 percent of men) are currently married” (31). “The majority of respondents are currently married or living together with a partner (71 percent of women and 50 percent of men)” (31). “Twenty-four percent of women and 48 percent of men age 15-49 had never been married at the time of the survey” (31). “The proportion of women who have never married (or lived with a man) declines sharply with age, from 70 percent among women age 15-19 to 1 percent among women age 45-49. Marriage is thus nearly universal in Nigeria” (53). “Although most men eventually marry, men tend to ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

“The majority of respondents have never been married (58 percent of women and 65 percent of men). Thirty-five percent of women and 31 percent of men are married or living together” (25). “Fifty-eight percent of women of childbearing age have never been married, while 35 percent are either currently married (20 percent) or living together (15 percent)” (76). “Marriage occurs relatively late in Namibia and a large proportion of women never marry; 17 percent of those age 45-49 have not married” (76). “The trend toward later marriage can be seen in the higher proportion of women and men who have never married in the 2006-07 survey compared with the 2000 ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

“One-third of women (33 percent) and nearly half of men (48 percent) have never been married” (32). “Fifty-seven percent of women and 48 percent of men age 15-49 are currently in a union; 42 percent and 38 percent, respectively, are married and 14 percent and 10 percent, respectively, are living together with a partner” (49). “A higher proportion of men (48 percent) than women (33 percent) have never been married. In combination, the percentage who are divorced, separated, or widowed is almost three times as high among women as among men (11 percent and 4 percent, respectively)” (49). “The proportion of women and men who have never been married decreases ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:55 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

“A high proportion of respondents (71 percent of women and 50 percent of men) are currently married” (31). “The majority of respondents are currently married or living together with a partner (71 percent of women and 50 percent of men)” (31). “Twenty-four percent of women and 48 percent of men age 15-49 had never been married at the time of the survey” (31). “The proportion of women who have never married (or lived with a man) declines sharply with age, from 70 percent among women age 15-19 to 1 percent among women age 45-49. Marriage is thus nearly universal in Nigeria” (53). “Although most men eventually marry, men tend to ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

“Sixty percent of women and 51 percent of men are married or living in an informal union. About 4 in 10 men (44 percent) have never been married, as compared with about 3 in 10 (29 percent) women” (33). “Sixty percent of women and 51 percent of men age 15-49 are currently in a union; the majority report being married, while 5 percent of women and 2 percent of men report living together as if married” (55). “A higher proportion of men (44 percent) than women (29 percent) have never been married. A lower proportion of men are divorced, separated, or widowed compared with women (5 percent and 11 percent, ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:47 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

“A high proportion of respondents (71 percent of women and 50 percent of men) are currently married” (31). “The majority of respondents are currently married or living together with a partner (71 percent of women and 50 percent of men)” (31). “Twenty-four percent of women and 48 percent of men age 15-49 had never been married at the time of the survey” (31). “The proportion of women who have never married (or lived with a man) declines sharply with age, from 70 percent among women age 15-19 to 1 percent among women age 45-49. Marriage is thus nearly universal in Nigeria” (53). “Although most men eventually marry, men tend to ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

“Half of women have never been married, compared with 66 percent of men. Thirty-two percent of women and 23 percent of men are currently married” (27). “Half of women of childbearing age have never been married; 41 percent are either married or living together with a man; and the remaining 9 percent are either divorced, separated, or widowed. Nine percent of women age 45-49 have never been married, indicating that marriage is not as universal in Swaziland as in most African countries” (83). “Two in three men age 15-49 have never been married; three in ten men are currently married or living with a partner; and only 5 percent are ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

“Three out of five women aged 15 to 49 are married or living together with a man” (19). “Three out of five respondents are either married or living together with a man. Over one-third are never married (35 percent), while the remaining 5 percent are either divorced, separated or widowed” (19). “Sixty percent of women ages 15 to 49 years are currently in a union, and one-quarter of these women are in a consensual union” (33). “35 percent have never been married, 60 percent are currently in a union, either formally married or living together but not formally married, and the remaining 5 percent have been in a union previously ...more
July 27, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

“The majority of women (94 percent) and nearly all men (99 percent) are currently married” (29). “In Bangladesh, a substantially greater proportion of men than women age 15-49 have never married: 36 percent of men compared with 15 percent of women” (47, 48). “The proportion who have never married falls sharply with age among both women and men. Among women, the decline is from 54 percent in the age group 15-19 to less than 1 percent among women age 35 or older. Among men, it falls from 98 percent in the age group 15-19 to less than 1 percent among men age 40 or older” (48). “The low proportion of ...more
July 27, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

“Sixty-three percent of women and 50 percent of men are married, while 3 percent of women and 4 percent of men are living with a partner in informal unions” (33). “Sixty-three percent of women and 50 percent of men are married, while 3 percent of women and 4 percent of men are in informal unions with their partners” (33). “Male respondents are much more likely than female respondents to have never married (43 percent versus 28 percent)” (33). “Two-thirds of women and about half of men are currently married” (53). “Overall, two-thirds of women (66 percent) age 15-49 are currently married or living together with a man as though married” ...more
May 15, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"There were 3,462 marriages entered in 2006, 4,005 in 2007 and 3,445 in 2008, whereas there were 470 divorced marriages in 2006, 453 in 2007 and 460 in 2008." (25)
May 1, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

“Slightly more than one in three women and about one in two men have never been married” (xvii). “Table 3.2 shows that at the time of the survey, 35 percent of women had never been married while more than half (53 percent) were married (38 percent formally married and 16 percent living in a consensual union)” (17, 18). “This compares with about one in two men (49 percent) who had never been married, and about the same proportion who were either married (39 percent) or in union (11 percent)” (18). “An additional 12 percent of women were no longer in union at the time of the survey (5 percent divorced ...more
May 1, 2016, 1:21 a.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"14% of girls under 18 are married" (11)
May 1, 2016, 1:21 a.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"14% of girls under 18 are married" (28)
May 1, 2016, 1:21 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

“40% of girls under 18 are married” (29)
May 1, 2016, 1:21 a.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

“56% of girls under 18 are married” (21)
May 1, 2016, 1:21 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

“37% of girls under 18 are married” (27)
May 1, 2016, 1:21 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

“21% of girls under 18 are married” (12)