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Latest items for PW-DATA-1

Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3, PW-DATA-1

"In 2014 the NGO Flying Broom estimated that, based on police data, one-third of all marriages involved girls under age 18 and that one-third of those marriages involved marriages as second wives" (page 60).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"Approximately 50 percent of marriages were polygynous" (page 16).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"Table 4.2.1 presents the distribution of currently married women by the number of co-spouses and by certain demographic characteristics. Polygamy is a relatively widespread practice in the Comoros, given that it concerns nearly one married woman out of five (18%). This proportion increases regularly with age, from 8% at 15-19 years to 27% at 45-49 years. Furthermore, we see that polygamous unions are more common in rural areas (20%) than in urban areas (14%). We observe little difference between the island of Ngazidja and that of Mwali (approximately 15% of women in polygamous relationship on each; however, the proportion of women in a polygamous union is somewhat higher at Ndzuwani...more
Sept. 20, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"An 18-year old girl from Baga said.. 'He took me from the camp to a house on Baga Road so we could meet freely. I stayed with him in that house for about one month. Then I fell ill, and went to a clinic. The people at the clinic asked for the person I was living with, and invited him. That was when they told him I was pregnant, and he accepted the pregnancy. But immediately [when] we came out of the clinic he took me to a man to abort the pregnancy. I refused and he said if I would not abort we should separate. Then I moved to...more
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"According to the latest Nepal Demographic Health Survey in 2011, 4 percent of women and 2 percent of men lived in polygamous unions" (27).
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"The high prevalence of harmful practices, including . . . polygamy" (page 5).
April 23, 2018, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: PW-DATA-1

“'In Indonesia, not even one per cent of marriages are polygamous,' says Siti Ruhaini (Para 24).
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"Eighteen percent of married women have cowives; 9% of married men have more than one wife" (page 85,86). "The results from the 2015-16 TDHS-MIS show that 18% of married women have co-wives (Table 4.2.1). About 8 in 10 married women reported that their husbands have no other wives. About 9% of married men have more than one wife (Table 4.2.2). The percentages of women and men who reported that they were in polygynous unions have decreased slightly from 21% in the 2010 TDHS to 18% in the 2015-16 TDHS-MIS for women and from 10% in the 2010 TDHS to 9% for men, respectively. In general, older women are much more...more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Gabon
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2012 DHS survey of Gabon, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 80.7%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 9.8%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 1.3%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 8.2%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 7.3%. According to a 2000 DHS survey, the...more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2010 DHS survey of Burundi, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 92.7%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife is 5%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 1.2%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 2.8%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 2.6%. According to a 1987 DHS survey, the...more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 1998 DHS survey of Turkey, the percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 1.1%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 0.9%. This information was compiled by Professor Andrea Den Boer.
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2015 DHS survey of Mozambique, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 80.1%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 14.7%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 2.3%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 9.1%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 8%. According to a 2011 DHS survey, the...more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2014 DHS survey of Lesotho, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 93.2%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 1.9%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was .04%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 2.5%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 2.6%. According to a 2009 DHS survey, the...more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2015-16 DHS survey of Myanmar, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 94.4%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 4.8%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 0.6%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 3.9%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 3.9%. This information was compiled by Professor Andrea...more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2008-09 DHS survey of Madagascar, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 92.3%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 2.7%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 0.4%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 1.4%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 1.2%. According to a 2003-04 DHS survey, the...more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2002 DHS survey of Eritrea, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 90.5%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 7.1%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 2.2%. According to a 1995 DHS survey, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 92.9%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband...more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2011 DHS survey of Cameroon, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 68.9%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 18.7%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 6.7%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 15.6%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 12.7%. According to a 2004 DHS survey, the...more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2013 DHS survey of Gambia, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 60.9%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 28.6%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 10.1%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 20.2%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 17.7%. This information was compiled by Professor Andrea...more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2013 DHS survey of Yemen, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 93.3%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 5.5%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 0.7%. According to a 1997 DHS survey, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 92.9%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband...more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2015-16 DHS survey of India, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 98.4%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 1.5%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 0.1%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 0.4%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 0.4%. According to a 2005-6 DHS survey, the...more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2014 DHS survey of Cambodia, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 94.3%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 2.3%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 0.5%. According to a 2010 DHS survey of Cambodia, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 92.8%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and...more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 1998 DHS survey of South Africa, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 87.5%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 5.1%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 1.7%. This information was compiled by Professor Andrea Den Boer.
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2013-14 DHS survey of Togo, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 67%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 24.2%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 8.1%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 18.5%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 16.8%. According to a 1998 DHS survey, the...more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2015-16 DHS survey of Indonesia, the percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 0.7%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 0.7%. According to a 2007 DHS survey of Indonesia, the percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 0.6%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 0.6%. This information was compiled by Professor Andrea Den Boer.
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2014 DHS survey of Kenya, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 86.2%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 9.4%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 2%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 6%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 5.5%. According to a 2008-09 DHS survey, the...more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2006-07 DHS survey of Swaziland, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 66%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 13.4%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 4.9%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 5.3%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 5.3%. This information was compiled by Professor Andrea...more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2015-16 DHS survey of Tanzania, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 81%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 14.7%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 3.3%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 8.5%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 8.5%. According to a 2011-12 DHS survey, the...more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 1989-90 DHS survey of Sudan, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 79.6%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 15.6%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 4.5%. This information was compiled by Professor Andrea Den Boer.
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2012-13 DHS survey of Pakistan, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 96.1%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 3.5%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 0.2%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 3.4%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 3.4%. According to a 1990-91 DHS survey, the...more
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2013 DHS survey of Liberia, the percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had no additional wives was 86%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had one additional wife was 10.9%. The percentage of women who were married or in a union and whose husband had two or more additional wives was 1.6%. The percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 5.7%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 5.7%. According to a 2007 DHS survey of...more