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Title: Adult Mortality and Children’s Transition into Marriage
Authors: Beegle, Kathleen
Krutikova, Sofya
Keywords: HIV/AIDS
Adult mortality
Marriage
Children’s Transition
Paternal
Orphans
Issue Date: 2008
Series/Report no.: Demographic Research;Volume 19, Article 42, PAGES 1551-1574
Abstract: Adult mortality due to HIV/AIDS and other diseases is posited to affect children through a number of pathways. On top of health and education outcomes, adult mortality can have significant effects on children by influencing demographic outcomes including the timing of marriage. This paper examines marriage outcomes for a sample of children interviewed in Tanzania in the early 1990s and re-interviewed in 2004. We find that while girls who became paternal orphans married at significantly younger ages, orphanhood had little effect on boys. On the other hand, non-parental deaths in the household affect the timing of marriage for boys.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/633
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