Date of Award

Spring 6-18-2014

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of science (BS)


Global Honors

First Advisor

Margaret Griesse

Second Advisor

Brian Coffee


Marriage and gender inequality represent two nearly amaranthine worldwide conventions. This research looks to compare the relative local political economics of marriage with worldwide gender inequality. A comparison of United Nations gender inequality index ratings with this works duly established relative local marriage market gender equity values systems ratings indicate the presence of potentially significant correlation within these two data sets. This study concludes that these findings merit a more comprehensive look at prevailing global/ local cultural marriage traditions and their potential relationship with the prevalence of worldwide gender inequality.


I would like to give special thanks to Professors Divya McMillin, Margaret Griesse and Brian Coffey. Also a very special thank you to my Global Honors Cohort and Paul Carrington. Thank you all.