Thursday, December 18, 2008

Green mango is succulent

KN Reports: A survey conducted by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with the Bureau of Statistics in 2006 has found that one in every 20 women between the ages of 15 – 49 were married or in union before the age of 15.

According to the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), the tendency towards early marriage is highest among women from the poorest of the households, and among those with only primary education.

MICS found that one fifth of the women between the ages of 20 – 49 were married or in union before age 18 and the more educated the woman the less likely would she be married before the age of 18.As it relates to ethnicity, Amerindian and East Indian women are more likely than their African counterparts to be married before age 18.

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