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Latest items for MARR-DATA-1

May 15, 2021, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2, MARR-DATA-1

"These studies show how sexism seeps into the work of Chinese divorce courts like a poison in the soil or a miasma in the air. The trouble starts before a judge has even opened a case file. Chinese judges earn promotions by handling cases quickly and for avoiding complaints and appeals. (A typical judge in a family court may hear 200 cases a year.) They are rewarded for pressing plaintiffs to withdraw divorce suits and try once more to patch up their marriages. That is one way to respond to Chinese leaders’ angst about soaring divorce rates. In 2019 4.15m couples parted ways. Just 9.47m got married, a record low...more
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: MARR-DATA-1, MARR-DATA-2

"in the age group between the age of 25 and 29, married or cohabiting men amount to 12%, while women are 34%; between 30 and 34 years the percentages are 48% and 69%, respectively. The girls, however, like their peers, tend to extend their stay in the family of origin or at least temporarily to return after a longer or shorter periods of absence for reasons of study or even after the failed marriage" (104).
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: SMES-DATA-3, MARR-DATA-1, WR-DATA-1, ATDW-DATA-1

“According to data from the 2014 census, Angolan families are composed of an average of 4.6 people; 62 per cent of households are headed by men and 38 per cent by women; 14.1 per cent of Angolans are married, 3.5 per cent are widowed, 2.9 per cent are separated or divorced, 33.7 per cent live in domestic partnerships and 46 per cent are single” (pp. 24). Figure “5 Demographic and social indicators from the 2014 census” shows the demographic indicators of the country including marriage rates and head of household rates (pp. 25).
July 26, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"34.5% of women in the 30-34 age cohort and 20% in the 35-39 cohort remained unmarried in the 2010 census" (4).
July 19, 2020, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"A majority of women (77%) and men (66%) are currently married, while 21% of women and 33% of men have never been married" (43). "More than three-quarters of women age 15-49 are currently married (77%), as married compared with two-thirds of men (66%). One in every three men (33%) and 21% of women have never been married. Among those less than age 30, women are more likely than men to be currently married. For example, the proportion of young women age 15-19 who are married (27%) is higher than the proportion among men in that age group (6%). Similarly, at age 20-24, 75% of women and 44% of men are...more
July 3, 2020, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"Roughly one in seven women (15%) age 15-19 are currently in union, as compared with only 1% of men of the same age. Fifty-five percent of women age 15-49 are married, compared with 50% of men. The percentage of women age 15-49 who are married increases until age 35-39 and begins to drop thereafter. The percentage of married men continues to increase from age 15-19 to age 45-49. Thirty-one percent of women have never been married, 56% are married or living together with a partner as if married, 10% are divorced or separated, and 3% are widowed. Among men, 46% have never been married, 50% are married or living together...more
June 19, 2020, 9:38 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MARR-DATA-1, AOM-DATA-1

"According to the 2016 State of the World’s Children Report of the UN Children’s Fund, 6 percent of girls in the country were married before age 18" (27).
June 5, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"The proportion of women who are currently married or living together with a partner is higher than among men (66% versus 54%). Women are less likely than men to have never been married (26% versus 43%) and more likely to be widowed, divorced, or separated (8% versus 4%)" (35). "By age 45-49, only 3% of women and 4% of men have never married. Two-thirds of women (66%) and 54% of men age 15-49 are currently married or living 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...more
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"Marriage is nearly universal in India. By age 45-49, only 1 percent of women and 2 percent of men have never been married. Seventy-three percent of women and 60 percent of men age 15-49 are currently married. Only a small proportion of women and men (0.3% each) are married, but the gauna ceremony associated with the consummation of marriage has not been performed. The same percentage of women and men age 15-49 are divorced" (155).
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"Women are more likely than men to be currently married or living together with a partner (70% and 57%, respectively). Women are less likely than men to have never been married (25% and 42%, respectively)" (43). "70% of women and 57% of men age 15-49 are currently in union" (79). "By age 45-49, only 2% of both women and men have never been married... Women are less likely to be single; 25% of women and 42% of men have never been married" (79). "Overall, the percentage of women who are currently in union is consistent with the percentage in 2013, when 7 of 10 women were in union. There has...more
May 12, 2020, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"In Jordan, 56% of women and 40% of men age 15-49 are married" (pg 61). "The proportion of the population that is currently married increases with age; 82% of women and 95% of men age 45-49 are married" (pg 61).
April 19, 2020, 11:08 a.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"In Pakistan, 62% of women and 50% of men age 15-49 are currently married. Thirty-five percent of women have never been married, as compared with 49% of men" (68). "Young women age 15-19 are more likely than young men to be currently married (14% versus 3%). Early marriage increases the risk of teenage pregnancy, which can have a profound effect on the health and lives of young women and can contribute to high fertility rates. Trends: The percentage of women who are currently married declined slightly from 64% in 2012-13 to 62% in 2017-18. There was also a slight decline among men, from 51% to 50%" (68).
April 14, 2020, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"Among women age 15-49, 72% are currently married or living together, 23% have never been married, and 5% are separated, divorced, or widowed" (25). "In Indonesia, 72% of women are currently married…23% have never married, 3% are divorced or separated, and 2% are widowed" (51). "Nine percent of women age 15-19 are in a union" (51).
March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"The proportion of women who are currently married or living together with a partner is higher than that among men (69% versus 55%). Women are less likely than men to have never been married (23% versus 41%) and more likely to be widowed, divorced or separated (8% versus 4%)" (33). "Sixty-nine percent of women and 55% of men in the Maldives are currently in a marital union" (57). "There are marked differences in marital status by sex and age. The percentage of women in a union is higher than that among men until age group 35-39. For example, 50% of women age 20-24 are currently married or living together with...more
Feb. 8, 2020, 7:27 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"Thirty-six percent of women and 31% of men age 15-49 are in a union; that is, they are either married or living together with someone as if married. Six in 10 women (59%) and two- thirds of men (65%) have never been in a union" (57).
Feb. 5, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"Sixty-one percent of women and 49% of men age 15-49 are currently married (also referred to as currently in a union), that is, they are either married or living together. (Table 4.1)" (pg 55). "The percentage of women age 15-49 who are currently in a union has remained the same since the previous TLDHS of 2009-10; the percentage of men who are currently in union has declined slightly from 53% to 49%" (pg 55).
Dec. 14, 2019, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"As recently as the mid-1990s, only one in 20 women in Japan had never been married by the time they turned 50, according to government census figures. But by 2015, the most recent year for which statistics are available, that had changed drastically, with one in seven women remaining unmarried by that age. And for women ages 35 to 39, the percentage was even higher: Nearly a quarter had never been married, compared with only about 10 percent two decades earlier" (para 9-10). "Last year, the number of couples getting married hit the lowest level since the end of World War II, according to government estimates. It was the sixth...more
Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"Fifty-eight percent of women are currently married compared with 49 percent of men" (35).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: MARR-DATA-1

"Among respondents age 15-49, women are more likely than men to be either married or living together with a partner (61% versus 54%), divorced or separated (11% versus 5%), or widowed (3% versus 0.3%). A higher proportion of men (41%) than women (26%) have never been married" (45).
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