Tribal Values and Norms in Mongolia and Their Effect on Women’s Status


Roughly the size of Alaska, Mongolia is a landlocked country between Russia on its northern frontier and China on its southern border. With just over three million inhabitants, it is sparsely populated, with nearly half of the people living in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, and in other provincial centers. The tribal networks in Mongolia are the main tenants of social structural characteristics in the society. In this paper, the effect of tribal values and norms on family structures particularly with regards to women is delineated analyzed and discussed. The influence and similarity to Muslim cultural tribal structures in and outside of Mongolia are used in a comparative sociological meta analysis methodology.

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M. Gabbay, S. (2015) Tribal Values and Norms in Mongolia and Their Effect on Women’s Status. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 120-126. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.35017.

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