The impact of demographic, social support and marital context variables on the quality of adolescent marriage

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Date: Nov. 1998
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd. (UK)
Document Type: Article
Length: 4,367 words

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This paper reports on the relationship between background characteristics of married adolescents and the quality of their marriages. The sample consisted of 179 adolescent girls who married between the ages of 14 and 17.90% of the girls were pregnant at the time of their marriage. Findings suggest that background characteristics and social support variables are related to their marital quality. The quality level decreases with less education and less income as compared to those in higher socioeconomic classes.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A53479760