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Type Journal Article - Journal of Marriage and the Family
Title The polygyny-divorce relationship: a case study of Nigeria
Volume 54
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1992
Page numbers 285-292
URL http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ446986
Used data from Nigeria Fertility Survey of 1981/82 and proportional hazard models to estimate effect of polygyny on stability of first unions. Results indicated that simple dichotomy of polygynous and monogamous unions may be misleading. Two-wife unions were most stable whereas unions with three or more wives were associated with highest rates of marital disruption.

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