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Project Citation: 

Doubt, Keith. Self-Reported Marriage Practices in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2014. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-07-28.

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Project Description

Project Title:  Self-Reported Marriage Practices in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2014
Summary:  The 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, affinal visitations, fictive kinship, and religious endogamy. 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. 
Funding Sources:  Wittenberg University

Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  marriage; marriage ceremonies; ethnicity; ethnic identity; ethnic groups; kinship
Geographic Coverage:  Bosnia-Herzegovina
Time Period(s):  1925 – 2014
Collection Date(s):  9/2014 – 10/2014
Universe:  Population of Bosnia-Herzegovinia
Data Type(s):  survey data
Collection Notes:  See survey report for sampling procedures and interviewing protocols. 

Related Publications

Primary/Initial Publication: Journal:  East European Quarterly


  • Doubt, Keith, Harry Khamis & Adnan Tufekcic. 2017 March-June. Panethnicity and Social Solidarity in Bosnia-Herzegovina. East European Quarterly. 45(1–2). 55. DOI:

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