At a wedding in Tunisia. (Photo/ Flickr/ Ridha Dhib)

Divorce Data From Kenya Hints At The Politics Of Reproduction In Africa, And A Changing Society

Whether a society chooses its marriage institutions to be polygynous, strictly monogamous, or tolerant of serial monogamy is rational and predicatable, and has much to do with the social and political economy of the day.


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Mursi woman, Ethiopia: The way culture and informality intersect today in much of Africa favours women, in a way that it doesn't for men. (Photo/ Rod Waddington)

An African Paradox: Why Poor Women Earn More Than Their Husbands, And The Power And Politics Behind It

Data from Kenya shows that contrary to expectation, the likelihood that a woman earns more relative to her husband decreases, rather than increases, with her education and wealth