African Demography Working Paper Series

Document Type

Working Paper

Date of this Version

August 1988


African Demography Working Papers Working Paper No. 16 August 1988


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.