The Development of Policy Instrument in the Application of the Law Number 1 of 1974 on Marriage as the Effort to Reduce Underage Marriage

Lutfia Nurul Hidayati, Erna Setijaningrum

Abstract

Underage marriage is one of the social problems in Indonesia. Based on data from the Central Bureau of Statistics of Indonesia, Sampang District constitutes one of the regions with a high rate of underage marriage. Regulations concerning the minimum age of marriage have been clearly stated in the Law Number 1 of 1974 concerning Marriage, however, in reality this Law has not been effectively applied. Therefore, this study aims to develop policy instruments as an effort to reduce underage marriage practices. The results of this study indicated three things. To begin with, the factors that cause underage marriage are cultural, religious, and educational factors. Secondly, agencies that act as applicator as well as the communities in Sampang District do not use the same rules of measurement to determine the minimum age of marriage. Thirdly, the policy instruments used in the implementation of Law Number 1 of 1974 concerning Marriage are information and exhortation. The conclusion of this study was that improper use of policy instruments causes many underage marriage practices in Sampang District. Therefore, it is necessary to develop instruments in the form of "family and community" and "regulation". Family and community instruments can be published through socialization to parents, religious leaders, and the community. Meanwhile, regulations can be realized in the form of written rules from the Government of Sampang District in the form of Regional Regulations.

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Hidayati L. and Setijaningrum E. (2018). The Development of Policy Instrument in the Application of the Law Number 1 of 1974 on Marriage as the Effort to Reduce Underage Marriage.In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Postgraduate School - Volume 1: ICPS, ISBN 978-989-758-348-3, pages 685-688. DOI: 10.5220/0007549606850688


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icps18,
author={Lutfia Nurul Hidayati and Erna Setijaningrum},
title={The Development of Policy Instrument in the Application of the Law Number 1 of 1974 on Marriage as the Effort to Reduce Underage Marriage},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Postgraduate School - Volume 1: ICPS,},
year={2018},
pages={685-688},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007549606850688},
isbn={978-989-758-348-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Postgraduate School - Volume 1: ICPS,
TI - The Development of Policy Instrument in the Application of the Law Number 1 of 1974 on Marriage as the Effort to Reduce Underage Marriage
SN - 978-989-758-348-3
AU - Hidayati L.
AU - Setijaningrum E.
PY - 2018
SP - 685
EP - 688
DO - 10.5220/0007549606850688