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Reason for marrying daughter under age 18: Right age for marriage

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MARLT18RITAGE indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported "right age for marriage" as a reason for mothers allowing their daughters to marry before age 18.

Comparability — Index



MARLT18RITAGE has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

MARLT18RITAGE is a country-specific variable not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.

Comparability — Niger [top]

For Niger 2012, the survey form does not designate a response category for "right age for marriage." This variable may have been made after many respondents mentioned "right age for marriage" in the "other" response category.


  • Niger 2012: All women age 15-49.
  • Niger: 2012-W, 2012-C, 2012-B, 2012-W