Time use as a measure of marriage quality: an application to rural Bangladesh

Sajeda Amin, Population Council
Luciana Suran, Population Council

Time use is increasingly used by researchers as a means of analyzing aggregate trends in schooling, work, and other activities at the national level. Time use in a longitudinal panel setting is less readily available. Even less available is time use data for cohorts experiencing rapid transitions in schooling, work, and marriage. Using longitudinal panel data from an adolescent study in rural Bangladesh, this paper will examine the association between time use patterns and marriage-related indicators such as dowry, domestic violence, and age at marriage using detailed data on time use and various other background characteristics.

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Presented in Poster Session 5