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Child marriage prevalence discrepancies [message #7083] Thu, 20 August 2015 19:38 Go to previous message
kmcneill is currently offline  kmcneill
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I am trying to assess the rates and changes in the prevalence of child marriage (under-15 and under-18) over time. However, in triangulating the data between the three rounds of DHS, the timing of the decline looks quite different according to the 2000 round than in the 2005 and 2011 rounds. (Please see attached graphs.)

I am trying to get a sense of which trends are more trustworthy, if possible. On the one hand, perhaps there were greater implementation challenges in the first round than the later rounds, and so the data is less reliable; on the other hand, the older cohorts of women are reporting their age at first marriage with less of a delay, and may be less subject to recall bias.

Any information that you can provide to contextualize these differences would be hugely helpful.

Thanks so much,

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