International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 12, Part A (2016)
Study on awareness of child marriage among parents
According to the CEDAW-marriage before the age of 18 shouldn’t be allowed since children don’t have the full maturity and capacity to act. Many parents marry their daughters after puberty without understanding the causes and consequences of child marriage. The practice has been seen especially in the rural community and the parents awareness about the problems of child marriage is low. Descriptive research design was adopted in the present study to describe the socio-economic status and understand the awareness of parents about child marriage. Simple Random Sampling was used to collect primary data from 250 parents by administering a self-prepared interview schedule. The major findings of this study revealed that there is significant relationship between the age of the respondents and awareness of child marriage, reasons for child marriage and legal age for marriage of girl children. Also it showed that there is significant difference between gender of the respondents with regard to their awareness about reasons for child marriage and about rights of children regarding marriage.
How to cite this article:
S Sumathy. Study on awareness of child marriage among parents. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(12):33-35.