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Decided first marriage: Woman's mother

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For women who were 17 or younger when they first married or started living with a man, MARCHOICEMA indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported her mother made the decision that she should get married at that age.


MARCHOICEMA has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

MARCHOICEMA is a country-specific variable not included in the standard DHS questionnaire in any phase.


  • Niger 2012: Women age 15-49 who were age 17 or under when they were first married or started living with a man.
  • Niger: 2012-W, 2012-C, 2012-B, 2012-W