Leave No Boys Left Behind: Unravelling the Determinants and Consequences of Child Marriage in Vietnam (81345)

Session Information: Comparative Sociology
Session Chair: Annie Rose Cadeliña

Sunday, 26 May 2024 09:30
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 605
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

While research on child marriage has predominantly focused on females, there is a significant gap in understanding the experiences of men, particularly child grooms. This study aims to address this gap by investigating the determinants and consequences of child marriage among both genders in Vietnam. Utilising Cox proportional hazards regression models and logistic regression analyses on nationally representative data, the study examines socio-economic factors associated with child marriage and its impacts on early parenthood, attitudes towards domestic violence and HIV-infected individuals, and perceptions of life improvement. The findings highlight that higher levels of education, particularly up to upper secondary levels, significantly reduce the likelihood of child marriage for both genders. Moreover, the study underscores significant variations in child marriage prevalence among different ethnic minorities, notably the Hmong population. Notable associations between child marriage and early parenthood are observed among both boys and girls. Furthermore, child brides are more likely to hold discriminatory beliefs about domestic violence and HIV-infected individuals compared to those marrying later. In contrast, child grooms exhibit a higher likelihood of feeling ashamed when living with HIV-infected individuals. The results of this study provide political implications by suggesting comprehensive policies that account for variations. These policies can lead to more effective and targeted interventions, fostering an environment that safeguards the well-being and rights of all children.

Nguyen Van Bao, KDI School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea

About the Presenter(s)
Nguyen Van Bao is a PhD Candidate at the KDI School of Public Policy and Management. His research interest lies at the intersection of development issues and data science.

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