Arranged and forced marriages: the impact of education


Bhopal, Kalwant (2008) Arranged and forced marriages: the impact of education. In, Understanding the Issues around Forced Marriage: "16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women", Stirling, Scotland, 26 Nov 2008.

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This paper examines the experiences of Asian women at a university in the UK. It focuses on women's views on arranged and forced marriages and argues that the educational background of women make a signficant difference on whether women participate in arranged marriages. Women use education as 'bargaining resource' in which to negogiate their position within the family. Those women with lower educational backgrounds were more likely to engage in arranged marriages.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Keywords: asian women, forced and arranged marriages, gender, race, education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Social Justice and Inclusive Education
ePrint ID: 64141
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:45
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/64141

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