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Marriage/Union. Goals and Indicators Methodological issues Preferred to report on marriage/union before age 18 among women 20-24 Use life table estimation.

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1 Marriage/Union

2 Goals and Indicators

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4 Methodological issues Preferred to report on marriage/union before age 18 among women Use life table estimation when estimating marriage/union before 18 among women Trends in the proportion of marriage/union before age 18 can be obtained by comparing age cohorts (15-19, 20-24, 25-29,…) Spousal age differences are produced using the age of the current husband

5 Polygyny Additional module on polygyny Two questions on polygyny are added to the core module on marriage/unions, to replace the original module In countries where polygyny is practised Whether the husband/partner has any other wives If so, how many Indicator: Number of women in a polygynous union / Total number of women currently married or in union

6 MARRIAGE/UNION MODULEMA MA1. Are you currently married or living together with a man as if married? Yes, currently married1 Yes, living with a man2 No, not in union3 3 MA3 MA2. How old was your husband/partner on his last birthday? Age in years__ __ DK98 MA2a. Besides yourself, does your husband/partner have any other wives? Yes1 No2 2 MA5 MA2b. how many other wives does he have? Number__ __ DK98 MA5 98 MA5 MA3. Have you ever been married or lived together with a man? Yes, formerly married1 Yes, formerly lived with a man2 No3 next mo dule MA4. What is your marital status now: are you widowed, divorced or separated? Widowed1 Divorced2 Separated3 MA5. Have you been married or lived with a man only once or more than once? Only once1 More than once2 MA6. In what month and year did you first marry or start living with a man as if married? Month__ __ DK month98 Year__ __ __ __ DK year9998 MA7. Check MA6: Both month and year of marriage/union known? Go to Next Module Either month or year of marriage/union not known? Continue with MA8 MA8. How old were you when you started living with your first husband/partner? Age in years__ __


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