Marriage is an event of great social and economic significance in most societies. Despite the centrality of marriage in an individual’s life history, the literature on marriage patterns pays little attention to men. This paper examines trends in schooling, age, and assets at marriage for both men and women, and spousal differences in these variables in six countries-Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Mexico, the Philippines, and South Africa-using comparable data sets and methodologies.
Quisumbing, Agnes R. and Kelly Hallman. 2003. "Marriage in transition: Evidence on age, education, and assets from six developing countries," Policy Research Division Working Paper no. 183. New York: Population Council. Version of record: https://doi.org/10.17226/11524