Graduation Semester and Year




Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Social Work


Social Work

First Advisor

Vijayan K Pillai


Women's oppression and gender inequality have become predominant concerns of our times with the emergence of concepts such as social justice and human rights. Even after years of intervention, we still find ourselves in the midst of the same struggle. In under developed and developing nations, women are still considered property of the dominant male of the family. This study examined the effects of urbanization and level of education on women's age at marriage. By studying these effects, we try to test the efficiency of developing social culture and its effectiveness.A regression analysis comparing the effects of urbanization and level of education found that level of education was significant at .000 levels, with a slope of .268 whereas, slope of Place of residency is .015, not significant at the .05. With the addition of interaction variable, place of residency became significant and level of education remained significant. Social work implications and theory is discussed.


Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Work


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