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This paper studies marriage patterns and systems in Ankole. Discussed in the study are age at marriage, proportion married,marriage dissolution, remarriages, types of marriage and bridewealth. The paper finds that most of the marriage patterns are among the major causes of high fertility in the area.
Africa, Uganda, Ankole, marriage, marriage dissolution, divorce, remarriage, brideweath, types of marriage, marriage patterns, fertility, high fertility, Nyankole, marriage customs, nutrition, infant mortality, Banyankole, Runyankole, Bairu, Bahima, rural, census, surveys, fertility rates, age at marriage, widowhood, separated, monogamy, polygyny
Date Posted: 27 November 2007
This document has been peer reviewed.