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Is marriage a dying institution in South Africa?: exploring changes in marriage in the context of ilobolo payments

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-08 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T13:34:56Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T13:34:56Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-08 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11207
dc.description.abstract This article describes racial differences in marriage rates in post-apartheid South Africa and considers one possible reason for these differences related to the traditional practice of ilobolo among African families. We use nationally representative micro data to document very low and declining marriage rates among young Africans, large differences in marriage rates between Africans and whites, as well as rising rates of cohabitation, particularly among young African women and men. We then review the payment of bride wealth in this context, drawing on the historical literature as well as on popular media resources and quantitative data collected in the South African Social Attitudes Survey of 2005, to explore attitudes towards ilobolo as practised in contemporary African society. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject MARRIAGE en
dc.subject AFRICAN PEOPLE en
dc.subject CULTURAL RIGHTS en
dc.title Is marriage a dying institution in South Africa?: exploring changes in marriage in the context of ilobolo payments en
dc.type Journal articles - non-HSRC staff en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TAAMAA en
dc.Volume 25(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2011/12 en
dc.ResearchGroup Service Delivery, Democracy and Governance en
dc.SourceTitle Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9953 en
dc.PageNumber 102-111 en
dc.outputnumber 8854 en
dc.bibliographictitle Posel, D., Rudwick, S. & Casale, D. (2011) Is marriage a dying institution in South Africa?: exploring changes in marriage in the context of ilobolo payments. <i>Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity</i>. 25(1):102-111. en
dc.publicationyear 2011 en
dc.contributor.author1 Posel, D. en
dc.contributor.author2 Rudwick, S. en
dc.contributor.author3 Casale, D. en


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