Patterns in Female Age at First Marriage and Tajik Armed Conflict

Title: Patterns in Female Age at First Marriage and Tajik Armed Conflict
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: August 2013
Description:

The study explores the link between the 1992–1998 armed conflict in Tajikistan and women’s entry into first marriage using data from the 2003 Tajik Living Standards Measurement Survey. The estimation method is a Cox proportional hazard model specified as the differences-in-differences framework. The findings suggest that women who reached marriage age during or soon after the conflict (‘war cohort’) and lived in districts more exposed to conflict, were less likely to enter marriage at any given time compared to women from the ‘war cohort’ who lived in less-affected areas and women who reached the peak of prime marriage age before the start of the conflict. The analysis of sub-samples of women by their migration status indicates that migration during the war is one of the mechanisms explaining this delay in entering marriages.

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Citation:

Shemyakina, Olga. "Patterns in Female Age at First Marriage and Tajik Armed Conflict." European Journal of Population 29.3 (2013):  303-343.

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