are unlawful under polygamous unions Liberian civil code, such marriages are perfectly permissible under s Liberia' customary law.
Dynamics [ edit ]
According to reports,
polygamous marriages make up about one-third of all Liberian marriages. One third of married women in the age group 15-49, are in polygamous marriages. [1 ] [2 ]
Customary law allows men to have up to 4 wives.
Customary law restricts a married woman's rights to inherit property from her spouse. When widowed, women are at the mercy of the customary laws that are not subject to the civil courts. [3 ] [4 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Liberia: Family Code
^ OECD Atlas of Gender and Development: How Social Norms Affect Gender Equality in non-OECD Countries, OECD Publishing, 2010. p 236.
^ Olukoju, Ayodeji. "Gender Roles, Marriage and Family."Culture and Customs of Liberia . Westport : Greenwood Press, 2006. p 97.
^ Olukoju, Ayodeji. "Gender Roles, Marriage and Family."Culture and Customs of Liberia . Westport : Greenwood Press, 2006. p 98.