Tajikistan: Poverty Encourages Early Marriages | EurasiaNet.org

Posted: March 19, 2012 in Economy and Resources, Women
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Tajikistan’s widespread poverty is a major cause of early marriage in the country, according to a recent report by the Eurasia Foundation. In rural families, boys become the main breadwinners and girls are often considered financial burdens.

“Some parents feel that their daughters can be better supported by the husband’s family, and marrying them off [early] is a way to conserve their own limited resources,” Azita Ranjbar, the author of the report, told EurasiaNet.org.

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