Qualitative Study of Child Marriage in Six Districts of Zambia (2015)

This study looks in detail at the causes of child marriage in Zambia.

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Highlights

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.

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Author

Government of Zambia/UNICEF

Publication date

Languages

English

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