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Education: Post-Secondary: Southeast Europe
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The development of women's higher education Southeast Europe was dependent on a number of factors. One issue was that the female population in Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, and Greece was smaller than the male population at the start of the twentieth century, and only during the 1920s did they become equal. Another factor was that matrimony curbed women's education. Marriage was virtually mandatory for both Balkan Christian and Muslim women who married early, by the age of 25, and they gave birth to many children, starting as early as during the first year of marriage.

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Nazarska, Georgeta, “Education: Post-Secondary: Southeast Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0253f>
First published online: 2009



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