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The effect of free primary education programs on marriage for Kenyan women.

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2014
Abstract/Description:
This dissertation investigates the effect of education on the chances and age of marriage during the transition from adolescence into young adulthood among Kenyan women age 15-22. Women who receive more education are more likely to delay marriage. The literature suggests that occupation and age at sexual debut are also significantly associated with age of marriage. This study considers how these and other factors may possibly affect the life course of women in Kenya over a period of time and increases our understanding of marriage predictors. Data comes from the 2003 and 2008 Kenya Demographic and Health Surveys. Binary logistic and OLS regression models are used to analyze and compare the data. The results imply that while education has a statistically significant and strong positive effect on a woman's marital status as well as age of marriage, the effect of education on age of marriage has not changed since the introduction of Kenya's free primary education program.
Title: The effect of free primary education programs on marriage for Kenyan women.
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Name(s): Eisele, Joanna, Author
Wright, James, Committee Chair
Corzine, Harold, Committee CoChair
Rivera, Fernando, Committee Member
Carter, J. Scott, Committee Member
Pals, Heili, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This dissertation investigates the effect of education on the chances and age of marriage during the transition from adolescence into young adulthood among Kenyan women age 15-22. Women who receive more education are more likely to delay marriage. The literature suggests that occupation and age at sexual debut are also significantly associated with age of marriage. This study considers how these and other factors may possibly affect the life course of women in Kenya over a period of time and increases our understanding of marriage predictors. Data comes from the 2003 and 2008 Kenya Demographic and Health Surveys. Binary logistic and OLS regression models are used to analyze and compare the data. The results imply that while education has a statistically significant and strong positive effect on a woman's marital status as well as age of marriage, the effect of education on age of marriage has not changed since the introduction of Kenya's free primary education program.
Identifier: CFE0005486 (IID), ucf:50349 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-12-01
Ph.D.
Sciences, Sociology
Doctoral
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Subject(s): primary education -- timing of marriage -- Kenya -- life course -- cumulative advantage
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005486
Restrictions on Access: public 2014-12-15
Host Institution: UCF

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