publication . Doctoral thesis . 2011

Genocide, Nuptiality, and Fertility in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Staveteig, Sarah Elizabeth;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
How does exposure to genocide affect nuptiality and fertility among the surviving population? Genocides in Rwanda and in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the early 1990s caused high levels of population displacement, trauma, and death, along with a dramatic decline in the standard of living. In Rwanda, genocide also reduced the sex ratio of the marriage-aged population, while in Bosnia, despite the high proportion of male casualties, the overall sex ratio of the marriage-age population did not decline substantially. Contrary to the expected delay in first marriage throughout the process of demographic transition, there was clear evidence of a post-genocide marriage boom am...
Subjects
free text keywords: Demography, Sociology, Peace studies, Bosnia, Fertility, Genocide, Marriage, Rwanda, War
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