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Changing patterns of marriage and household formation in Peninsular Malaysia



Changing patterns of marriage and household formation in Peninsular Malaysia



Sojourn 5(2): 163-193



"Based on surveys conducted among different ethnic groups in rural and urban settings in Peninsular Malaysia in 1981-82, this paper analyses changes in patterns of marriage and household formation among Malays, Chinese, and Indians. Aspects covered include social mixing before marriage, choice of spouse, comparison of spouses' characteristics, and place of residence after marriage. There are important cultural differences between the main Malaysian ethnic groups in matters related to marriage, but in many important respects, attitudes and practice are tending to converge...."

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Accession: 045482299

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PMID: 12283691

DOI: 10.2307/41056797


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