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Author Sommers, Marc

Title Dowry and division : youth and state building in South Sudan / Marc Sommers and Stephanie Schwartz
Published Washington, DC : U.S. Institute of Peace, 2011
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Description 1 online resource ([16] pages)
Series Special report ; 295
Special report (United States Institute of Peace) ; 295
Contents Introduction -- Research methods and youth definitions in South Sudan -- The South Sudanese context -- The situation and priorities of youth in South Sudan -- Recommendations
Summary This is one in a series of United States Institute of Peace special reports on state building in the Republic of South Sudan following its creation on July 9, 2011. Each report analyzes an aspect of the state-building challenge and recommends priorities for the government of South Sudan. This report assesses the situation, priorities, and expectations of South Sudan's massive youth population in the context of building the new nation. Drawing from field interviews with youth, adults, and government and non-government officials in the capital, Juba, the mainly pastoralist oil-rich state of Unity, and the mainly agricultural state of Western Equatoria, this report found that strikingly conservative cultural norms are mixing with new social and economic changes to create a host of pressing challenges. The report highlights the impact of dramatic dowry (bride price) inflation on youth and finds that it is stimulating rises in insecurity, crime, and population growth while intensifying threats against and control over female youth
Notes "November 2011."
Title from title screen (viewed on Nov. 21, 2011)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 15-16)
Subject Dowry -- South Sudan
Nation-building -- South Sudan
Youth -- South Sudan
Manners and customs.
South Sudan -- Social life and customs
South Sudan.
Form Electronic book
Author Schwartz, Stephanie
United States Institute of Peace