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Oliver Mweemba

Marriage and parenthood
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Young Marriage, Parenthood and Divorce in Zambia

This policy brief highlights findings from the Young Marriage and Parenthood Study (YMAPS), a qualitative study carried out by Child Frontiers between 2018 and 2020 with young married, cohabiting, and divorced adolescents and young people in three communities in the Kalulushi, Mazabuka and Katete districts of Zambia. Almost all of the young people were born and raised in contexts of poverty. Sister studies were undertaken by Young Lives in Ethiopia, Peru and India (the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana) as part of a four-country programme of comparative research. YMAPS was funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Canada.