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Agnes Zabsonre and Maxime Agbo
''Early marriage and early childbearing in West Africa: Does ethnicity matter?''
( 2023, Vol. 43 No.1 )
Recently, Corno et al. (2020) show that aggregate adverse income shocks increase early marriage and early childbearing in sub-Saharan Africa. We argue that early marriage and early childbearing are two phenomenons that are mainly determined by ethnic groups with the strongest cultural norms and practices. In particular, we replicate their empirical results and show that the Fulani ethnic group which is widely dispersed across West Africa region strongly affects early marriage and early childbearing.
Keywords: Early marriage, early childbearing, drought, Fulani, West Africa
JEL: J1 - Demographic Economics: General
D1 - Household Behavior: General
Manuscript Received : Mar 13 2022 Manuscript Accepted : Mar 30 2023

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