Age At Marriage : A Statistical Study


The age of the female at marriage is a key indicator of the status of a woman in a society. Realizing the detrimental consequences of the low age of the female at marriage, the global community has begun to focus its attention on the social, economic and demographic problems associated with it. The custom of child marriage prevailing in most ofthe developing countries makes it necessary to analyse and assess the extent and gravity of the problem for chalking out adequate measures to prevent it. Though it is widespread, a proper assessment is impossible due to the non availability of the data. It may be due to the fact thatmarriages are rarely reported and registered. This study attempts to find out the age of the female at marriage by analysing the available data.


SS Sahni



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Salini S S, School of Indian Legal Thought, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

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