The economics of marriage in North Africa

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Assaad, Ragui; Krafft, Caroline;
  • Publisher: Helsinki: The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.35188/UNU-WIDER/2014/788-2
  • Subject: J12 | J16 | N37 | C78 | economics of marriage | marriage market | marriage contract | bargaining | North Africa | age at marriage | marriage costs | consanguinity | nuclear residence
    • ddc: ddc:330

Marriage is the single most important economic transaction and social transition in the lives of young people. Yet little is known about the economics of marriage in much of the developing world. This paper examines the economics of marriage in North Africa, where asymm... View more
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