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Qualitative Study of Child Marriage in Six Districts of Zambia [PDF]

Summary: This study was conducted to gain insight into the dynamics leading to and resulting from child marriage in Zambia. It focused on obtaining in-depth, qualitative information on the underlying social, cultural and economic factors that motivate and sustain child marriage. The study found that child marriage is not so much a social norm as well a manifestation of socio-economic disparities. Child marriage is widely practiced across all six sites where data was collected.

Date of publication: August 2015



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