The Endogamous Marriage in the Population of Doukkala (Morocco)

Authors

  • Abderrazak El Khair Hassan First University of Settat, Higher Institute of Health Sciences, Laboratory of Health Sciences and Technologies, Settat
  • Noura Dahbi Hassan First University of Settat, Higher Institute of Health Sciences, Laboratory of Health Sciences and Technologies, Settat
  • Khadijah Cheffi Hassan First University of Settat, Higher Institute of Health Sciences, Laboratory of Health Sciences and Technologies, Settat
  • Jalal Talbi National Laboratory of the Scientific and Technical Police of Casablanca, Casablanca
  • Abderraouf Hilali Hassan First University of Settat, Higher Institute of Health Sciences, Laboratory of Health Sciences and Technologies, Settat
  • Hicham El Ossmani Institut de Criminalistique de la Gendarmerie Royale, Rabat

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55324/iss.v2i4.332

Keywords:

Morocco, Doukkala, Population, Marital behavior, Endogamy.

Abstract

Background: Endogamy is an ancient matrimonial practice deeply rooted in the population culture. It involves choosing a spouse from the same group who shares common conditions. This type of alliance is dictated by socio-cultural, socio-economic and geographical conditions.

Aim: This paper examines endogamous marriage among the Moroccan population of Doukkala.

Method: A survey was conducted among 1361 couples from the Doukkala region. Geographical endogamy in this population was determined by using a questionnaire that collected data on the place of birth, the place of residence before and after the marriage of the couples studied.

Findings: The endogamy in the Moroccan population of Doukkala reaches 84.79%. The level of this marital behavior in rural areas is 87.34% compared to 60.57% registered in urban areas. The intergenerational evolution of endogamy reaches high levels in the first (92.84%) and second (91.02%) generations compared to the last generation (58.56%).

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2023-01-31