Polygamous marriage versus poverty eradication in Gomba District, Uganda

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
This study investigated the effects of polygamous marriage on poverty in Gomba district. The first objective was to find out the impacts of polygamous marriage on poverty levels in the households, the study showed that the impacts like high population increase that leads to pressure on land thus conflicts also poor education due to lack of fees thus unemployment creation which was kept many of them in absolute poverty. The second objective was to examine the causes of polygamous marriage in Gomba district. The study revealed that due to high population of women over men that are pushing men to sympathize women thus marrying many of them as the only way to contain them in happiness thus leading to poverty due to large families. The third objectives were to establish strategies to curb off polygamous marriage and poverty as well in Gomba district. The study showed that encouraging monogamous marriage empowering women, and sensitization on Islamic teachings could curb off polygamous marriage as well as poverty in Gomba district.
A research dissertation submitted to college of humanities and social science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Bachelors of Development Studies of Kampala International University
Polygamous marriage, poverty eradication, Gomba District, Uganda