A Literature Review on Early Marriage

Livesey, Louise ORCID: 0000-0003-4571-8676 (2017) A Literature Review on Early Marriage. Working Paper. Iranian & Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation (IKWRO). (Submitted)

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Children being married has been the site of renewed interest and activism since the 1990s (Moschetti 2005). This literature review seeks to address what is known, internationally, about the reasons and outcomes of early marriage (See Section 1 for definitions of terms used here) and why there is a need for legal change in the UK (and elsewhere).It does not address in depth the UK statistics on child marriages because it has proven impossible to get accurate, up-to-date information on the numbers of early marriages (aged 16-18) conducted in the UK, the prevalence of customary marriages involving children in the UK and the numbers of people arriving in the UK who have taken part in a legal or customary early marriage. This is a significant gap in our understanding of this issue given the lifetime impact of child marriage (See Section 4).

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: This literature review was used as a basis for the recently successful Girls Not Brides/IKWRO campaign to change UK law on marriage for 16-18 year olds: https://ikwro.org.uk/safeguard-futures-ban-child-marriage/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Child marriage; Child brides; VAWG; Child health; Family violence
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology. > HV6001 Criminology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology. > HV6001 Criminology > HV6250 Victims of Crimes. Victimology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
Depositing User: Louise Livesey
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2022 12:29
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:24
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/11568

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