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Teenage Marriage Among Hmong American Women

Author(s):

Object Type:

Vang, Pa Der;Her, Pa

Feature

Year & Month/Season:

2014

Publication/Publisher:

Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Peer Reviewed

false

PDF Available?

false

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ISSN (If Available)

1091-1359

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ISBN (If Book):

Page Start

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Page End

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Volume

24

Issue

2

DOI

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Students Against Child Marriage's Object Summary:

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Article Abstract (If Available):

  As Hmong transition to life in America, efforts are made by Hmong to maintain traditional cultural practices. This article explores the traditional practice of early marriage among Hmong women and their responses to this practice. As Hmong women acculturate to American ways, women may question the role of traditional practices in their identity and everyday lives. This study examines the family socialization and individual processes associated with teenage marriage among Hmong American women. Interviews with 12 Hmong American women who were married in their teens describe their experiences. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

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