American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Early Marriage in Jordan: A Case Study of Kitteh's Syrian Refugee Community
Dr. Basem Al Atom

This article undertook a case study comprised of group interviews within Kitteh, Jordan's Syrian refugee community. Specifically, three groups of ten voluntary participants provided insights regarding the underlying causes, concerns and byproducts of early marriage in this community. Results from the group interviews shed anecdotal light on the reasons why this phenomenon is so prevalent in Kitteh in particular. In addition, participant insight illustrated broader issues concerning child marriage that local authorities are failing to properly address.

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