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Aug. 8, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"In the evening, the girls will be brought to the grooms’ family homes, lifting their veils to reveal their faces to their new husbands"(para 5)."The 30 grooms in the recent ceremony work in low-wage jobs, some as drivers, others as security guards or agricultural labourers.The brides are mainly unemployed and after their marriages most of the couples will live with families as they cannot afford their own homes"(para 12-13)
Aug. 5, 2017, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"The bride, who moves in with her husband’s family, may face ill-treatment and abuse in her new household, particularly if she is very young" (9)
Aug. 3, 2017, 4:31 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"After marriage many women or girls moved into the husband's home, where they occupied the lowest rung on the family social ladder" (para 195)
April 25, 2017, 5:22 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"A widowed writer in her 40s, who uses the pen name Mayumi Sugihara, made the difficult decision to end ties with her husband’s parents 1½ years after her spouse’s death. Sugihara and her husband, who was more than 10 years her senior, had been married for 17 years and lived with his parents, a situation Sugihara was never happy about. When her chronically ill husband died, a conflict developed between Sugihara and her in-laws over the funeral arrangements and inheritance issues. Eventually, the situation deteriorated to the point that she was forced out of her home" (3-4).
March 10, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"And as Chechen weddings are traditionally paid for by the groom and attended by his family members only, once ready the bride must wait to be collected. Pictures show her becoming tearful as she waits to be picked up from her parents house by her new in-laws who bring her to the ceremony" (para 6-7). While the location of the home of the new bride and groom is not mentioned, these wedding practices reflect the same cultural ideas as patrilocality (TP - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 2, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"A delegation had come from Geeta’s home village, and it included her mother, Anguri. Geeta remembered her tenderly massaging her legs before sending her away to be married. She thought she was around 10. She had seen her on rare occasions since then" (para 75).
Feb. 1, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"The village had its own plan for these young women. Upon reaching adulthood, they would be transferred to the guardianship of another family, along with a huge dowry that serves as an incentive to treat them well. The transfer is final. Once married, the new bride cannot return to visit her parents without permission, which is given sparingly, so that the bonds to her old home will weaken. She must show her submission to the new family: She is not allowed to speak the names of her in-laws, because it is seen as too familiar, and in some places she is not allowed to use words that begin with the ...more
Feb. 1, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Girls are seen as a burden for their families, in part because convention dictates that girls go to live with and contribute to their husband’s family, while boys stay with and support parents through their old age" (para 8).
Jan. 27, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Many argue that girls are going to get married and go to their husband’s house so education is of no use to them" (para 3).
Jan. 26, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"In Bangladesh, women are still restricted within their home from the birth with the perception that they will go away to other home after their marriage" (9).
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"In Tajikistan, a bride traditionally moves to her in-laws home and joins a large extended family. This means she has little protection from her own relatives and is vulnerable to systematic bullying and abuse. Domestic violence is common" (para 6).
Nov. 16, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"In a traditional patriarchal society, where the identity and value of a woman is determined through her husband, widowhood is about much more than losing a husband. In India, from changing how she dresses to being treated with contempt by family members, especially by her in-laws, there is a lot that a widow must bear, often without complaining. The trauma doesn’t end there. The widow becomes a social pariah who is barred from participating in family events and is often denied property rights"(para 2). "The mother of a 3-year-old boy, Jyoti shunned these 'old-fashioned' beliefs. 'I come from a financially backward family and was compelled to give up my education ...more
Nov. 14, 2016, 5:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Benefsheh sits on a couch, shy and dressed in school uniform, as she recounts her divorce. At the age of seven, her parents married her off to a 16-year-old boy in exchange for a wife for her brother. Benefsheh was abused by her husband and mother-in-law, who would beat her and force her to do hard manual labour in the mountains. When her brother eventually decided to rescue her from her in-laws, her husband claimed compensation: her younger sister, Shogofa"(para 1-3)."When her brother eloped with a cousin to marry for love, community elders decided that Fereshteh should be given as reimbursement to alleviate his family’s shame. She married her 27-year-old ...more
Nov. 9, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"'For instance, female and male children will face different challenges in societies in which females’ families receive dowry when their daughter marries while males are expected to inherit land and other resources when they come of age'"(para 21)
Oct. 7, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-1, MARR-PRACTICE-7

"There are honour beatings, we could term honour beatings when people, when young [Indo-Fijian] women don't adhere to what their parents want, what the community they belong to want and so on, particularly in terms of falling in love with someone outside of that community or someone undesirable perceived by the parents. So often girls are brought back and beaten quite badly, sometimes locked up and forced to marry other people. So that has occurred and continues to occur in Fiji" (para 5).
Sept. 27, 2016, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

“Experiments like the one in Bangalore [employing girls in factories] run against deep currents in India … They also collide spectacularly with an old way of life, in which girls are kept in seclusion until they can be transferred to another family through arranged marriage” (para 6). “The village had its own plan for these young women. Upon reaching adulthood, they would be transferred to the guardianship of another family, along with a huge dowry that serves as an incentive to treat them well. The transfer is final. Once married, the new bride cannot return to visit her parents without permission, which is given sparingly, so that the bonds to ...more
Sept. 13, 2016, 5:02 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

“One academy cleric, Mohammad Saeed Noori, said it was possible that men were not performing the triple talaq correctly. ‘Don't give three altogether in one go. People who do that are doing it wrong,’ Noori said. But ‘if he says it thrice, then the divorce is immediately confirmed. Then that woman has to immediately leave his house’” (para 22-23). If a woman has to leave her husband’s house upon divorce, it indicates that the marriage was patrilocal (MM - CODER COMMENT)
Sept. 6, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Zaruhi [Petrosyan], an orphan and mother of one daughter, lived with her husband and his family in the town of Masis in the Armavir region. She was incessantly abused by her husband and mother-inlaw"(20)
Aug. 31, 2016, 12:03 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Article 151. . . . The husband is the representative of the family . . .Article 152. The husband is required to live with his wife and she is to live with her husband and follow him to wherever he changes his residence" (para 1-2)
Aug. 30, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Article 319. The husband is the head of the household . . . The choice of the family residence belongs to the husband. The wife is obliged to live with him and he shall accommodate her . . ." (para 3)
May 7, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7, MARR-PRACTICE-8

"The population of Montenegro has been influenced and shaped by some particular traditional customs through the history. This population had been divided in clans and practiced complementary endogamy. This term defines some kind of marital consensus in which men from one clan would take the bride from another particular clan and vice versa" (847)
May 7, 2016, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7, MARR-PRACTICE-8

"In traditional Pedi society, marriage was patrilocal, and polygyny was practised by those with a higher social status, including chiefs. Marriage to a cousin was preferred in the ruling dynasty, as this ensured a degree of political integration and control. This is because the two-sets of in-laws were already connected, and the bohadi (bridewealth) could then be used for further bohadi payments within the ruling house" (para 31)
May 5, 2016, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Patrilocal living quarters constitute a marker of classic patriarchy; in 2000 none of the women were living patrilocally. Four of the women had at one point been living with a partner in the house of his family (patrilocally), but this was more than ten years ago. There had been eight instances of the women bringing their husbands into their family house or compound. Generally speaking, none of the women depended on a husband for a place to live, whereas three of the husbands did depend on their wives" (174-175). This is based on the researchers interviews (HJ-Coder Comment). " The women who were living with a partner tended to form ...more
April 15, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Clan membership is important in regulating marriage and succession. Marriage with a person of one's own paternal clan is prohibited (although permissible for the king) but allowed with a woman of the maternal clan" (1)
April 13, 2016, 6:17 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"When going through the living arrangements of the Esperanza women and their families, a series of markers pertaining to classic patriarchy are noticeably absent... The residential pattern of the families is not patrilocal, but either neo- or matrilocal" (200)
April 13, 2016, 6:07 p.m.
Countries: Nicaragua
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"When trying to establish the extent of the women’s material dependency on husbands, the issue of house ownership, and localization with the family of the wife (matrilocal), the husband (patrilocal), or neither (neolocal) is important. It is hard to define a family/household pattern from the practices I have described above; the most salient trait seems to be that men circulate and tend to have several women/families at a time. What constituted security for women and children was the family, that is, the grandmother, who could represent a place to live, a place to leave the children while one worked, a place to build one’s house. In Nicaragua, incidentally, there hardly ...more
April 12, 2016, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Macedonia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7, MARR-PRACTICE-8

“anyway, this pattern of avoiding marriage in the patrline but preferring marriage to maternal relatives seems to hold for bosnian muslims, albanians, and macedonian slavs. regarding the macedonian slavs: ‘The genealogical reckoning is primarily agnatic [i.e. through the male line – h. chick]. Kinship terminology distinguishes father’s brother (stric) from the mother’s brother (ujak), as well as using a special word to indicate sister’s or daughter’s husband (zet) and a woman married to a set of brothers (jetrva). On the agnatic side, marriage is forbidden up to the ninth generation, while the matrilineal first cousins could be regarded as possible mates if it was not for the canonical prohibition.’ that’s ...more
April 12, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
Countries: Macedonia
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7, MARR-PRACTICE-8

“nick says: ‘The Balkans had the 7th cousin law, that forbid them to marry anyone closer than the 7th cousin.’ i did a little googling on that and found what i think will probably prove to be a general pattern for balkan populations: a ban on marrying in the patriline, but marrying on the mother’s side is ok and even preferred. so the seventh-cousin law that nick is referring to relates only to paternal cousins” (para 1-2)
April 5, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Fifty seven per cent (57%) of families live within a nuclear family household while 25% live with members of their extended family. The average number of people living in one dwelling is 4.7" (16)
March 31, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

"Girls as young as 14 or 15 are travelling mainly to Syria to marry jihadis, bear their children and join communities of fighters, with a small number taking up arms. Many are recruited via social media"(para 2)