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Type Journal Article - Asian Journal of Humanity, Art and Literature
Title Factors Affecting on Early Marriage of Women in Rural Areas, Bangladesh
Volume 2
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 149-158
URL http://journals.abc.us.org/index.php/ajhal/article/download/703/509
Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries
in the world where population growth rate is 1.6 percent
(Wikipedia). Early marriage is one of the important factors
of population growth. This paper uses data from
Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2011 to
examine different socio-economic and demographic factors
that are correlated to age at first marriage of women in the
rural area. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analyzes have been used to estimate
the factors effect on age at first marriage. The results show that respondent‘s education,
husband‘s education, husband‘s occupation, religion, region and socio-economic status have a
significant effect on age at first marriage of women in the rural area by both Cross-tabulation
and Logistic regression analyzes. Moreover, access to mass media has found a significant
association with age at first marriage in the rural area by Cross-tabulation analysis.

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