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Self-Reported Marriage Practices in Bosnia-Herzegovnia, 2017

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Doubt, Keith (Wittenberg University)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Wittenberg Univeristy
Free Keywords
elopement; endogamy; affinity; prenuptial party; bride thief; arranged marriage; traditional wedding; religious ceremony; mother's elopement; ritual kinship; siblings' elopement; ethnicity; income; religiousity; age; gender; urban/rural; education
  • Abstract

    The survey study examines Bosnia's cultural heritage as exemplified in marriage customs shared by different ethnic groups, in particular, engagement parties, elopements, bride kidnapping, traditional weddings, religious ceremonies, civil ceremonies,dowry, affinal visitations, fictive kinship, religious endogamy, fictive kinship endomgamy, and whether family members (mother or siblings) eloped to marry. One purpose is study how marriage customs in Bosnia-Herzegovina reflect both a trans-ethnic heritage shared by Bosnians as a national group and particular ethnic heritages specific to different ethnic groups. A second purpose is to consider the variation of these marriage customs both over time and in relation to age, ethnicity, education, religiosity, and type of settlement. A third purpose is to assess the impact on these cultural practices of the past war from 1992-1996 and measure the resilience of this heritage since the war.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2017-06-06 / 2017-07-06
    Time Period: Tue Jun 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017--Thu Jul 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017
  • 2017-06-15 / 2017-06-29
    Collection Date(s): Thu Jun 15 00:00:00 EDT 2017--Thu Jun 29 00:00:00 EDT 2017
Geographic Coverage
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
Sampled Universe
Population of Bosnia-Herzegovina 
Collection Mode
  • See survey report for sampling procedures, response rate, data source, collection mode,  and interviewing protocols.

  • Doubt, Keith, and Adnan Tufekcic. Ethnic and National Identity in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Kinship and Solidarity in a Polyethnic Society. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2019.

Update Metadata: 2019-06-04 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-05-30

Doubt, Keith (2019): Self-Reported Marriage Practices in Bosnia-Herzegovnia, 2017. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.