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June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"Among respondents age 15-49, women are more likely than men to be married (62% versus 53%), divorced/separated (10% versus 3%), or widowed (3% versus <1%)" (31).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"Nearly two-thirds of the women (64 percent) and more than half of the men (55 percent) are married or living together" (31).
May 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: MARR-DATA-1, MARR-DATA-2

"60% of women age 15-49 are currently in a union; 42% are formally married and 18% are living together in a consensual union but are not formally married" (47).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"Because men tend get married later in life, 51% of them are single, compared with 29% of women; 48% of men are in a union (either married or in consensual union), compared with two-thirds of women (68%)" (27). "68% of women and 48% of men age 15-49 are married or living with a partner" (55). "In Albania, 68% of women and 48% of men age 15-49 are married or living with a partner as though married. For the age group 45-49, only 3% of women and men have never been married. Only 1% of men age 15-49 report being separated or divorced, but for women this proportion is higher (Table...more
April 22, 2019, 6:15 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: MARR-DATA-1, AOM-DATA-1

Table no. 38 presents marriages by sex and age groups from 2010 to 2014. In 2010 there was a total of 19.541 marriages, disaggregated by age and sex: there was 1 woman and 0 men younger than 15 married, 2.408 women and 248 men between 15-19 years; 6.887 women and 4.381 men between 20-24 years; 5.848 women and 7.262 men between 25-29 years; 2.158 women and 3.932 men between 30-34; 910 women and 1.613 men between 35-39 years; 797 women and 1.240 men between 40-49 years; 518 women and 863 men older than 50 years; and 14 women and 2 men whose ages are unknown. In 2011 there was a...more
April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: MARR-DATA-1, ATDW-DATA-1

"After a record low number of marriages in 2013, increase was recorded over past three years, as well as an increase in divorces" (37).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"According to the Report on Marriage and Divorce in Qatar in 2016 issued by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics, the overall marriage rate saw a palpable decrease from 2010 to 2016. That decrease has been steady over the past five years. It dropped from 24.2 per thousand for males in 2010 to 23.8 per thousand inhabitants aged 15 and older in 2016. The decrease can be explained by an increase in the level of education for women and their entry in force into the labour market" (58).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"72% of women age 15-49 are currently in a union; 6% are divorced, separated, or widowed; and 22% have not yet married" (51).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"Two in three (65%) women and 56% of men age 15-49 are currently married or living together with a partner (Table 4.1 and Figure 4.1). Overall, women are more likely than men to be separated, divorced, or widowed. Women are less likely than men to be single; one in four women (26%) and 42% of men have never been married" (65). "The proportion of women who are currently married or living together with a partner is higher than that among men (65% versus 56%). Women are less likely than men to have never been married (26% versus 42%) and more likely to be divorced or separated (6% versus 2%)" (34).more
Dec. 21, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

“When observing the civil unions celebrated disaggregated by sex and age, the registries indicate that, from 31 years old, civil unions are used more by men than by women, while between 18 to 30 years old, it is used more by women than men. Notwithstanding this, the greater amount of celebrations of this unions is given between the 25 to 35 years of age” (61). Graph 61 shows the number of civil unions disaggregated by age and sex during the first semester of 2016. 1001 women and 583 men between 18-24 years celebrated this union; 1783 women and 1592 men between 25-30 years celebrated this union; 1124 men and 1083...more
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

Table 3.1, Socio-demographic characteristics of those surveyed, indicates that the weighted percentage of women who are married is 55.6%. For men, this figure is 46.3% (page 26). "Table 4.1 and figure 4.1 present the distribution of women and men according to their marital status at the time of the survey. Approximately one woman out of three is single (32%), 61% are in a union, with the near-totality married (56% versus 6% who live with a partner). Finally, women in a dissolved union represent a relatively significant portion of the population (7%), of which 3% are divorced, 3% separated, and 0.7% widowed. As Table 4.1 shows, results reveal a rapid decrease...more
May 13, 2018, 7:29 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan

"The AIHRC reported 2,621 cases of violence against women from January through August, including nine killings, 79 cases of sexual violence, 34 sexual harassment cases, 733 beatings, and 44 forced engagements or marriages. Because of the security situation in the country, large numbers of violent crimes committed against women were unreported" (para 33).
May 4, 2018, 2:01 p.m.
Countries: South Korea

"Research shows that a low fertility rate in developed countries reflects backward attitudes over female gender roles. Last year, the South Korean marriage rate tumbled to the lowest level in 12 years, and the birth rate is perennially one of the lowest in the world" (pp 14)
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"A quarter of the women have never married, while 43% of the men report themselves as having never married. Among the 15-49 age group, women are much more likely than men to be either currently or previously married (age at marriage is discussed in chapter four). Forty-five percent of women are currently married compared with 36% of men. One in 10 women is divorced or separated, compared with 1 in 20 men. Three percent of women age 15-49 are widows, while less than 1% of men are widowers" (page 52) See Table 3.1 (page 59). " Sixtytwo percent of women and 52% of men in Tanzania are currently in union."...more
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso

"The Committee […] notes with concern […] The extremely high rate of child marriage, with 92 percent of girls between 15 and 19 years in rural areas married before reaching the age of 18," (6).
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"About 6 in 10 women and men are currently married. Women are more likely to be divorced or separated and widowed (3% each) than men (2% and 1%, respectively)" (27). "Fourteen percent of women and 5% of men age 45-49 have never married" (53).
Dec. 7, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"The marriage rate is 7.7 % annually" (para 14).
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