Early-Age Marriage in South Kalimantan (Social and Anthropological Research of the South Kalimantan People)
Early-Age Marriage is a reality that has become the concern of all parties because it affects social life, including in South Kalimantan. The state has long been present in preventing early marriage in the form of various policies including limiting the age of marriage, but the results are still far from expectations. Early-Age Marriage, both legally and registered or otherwise, has many reasons behind it. A sociological perspective that is often used in assessing marriage is a functional perspective and a conflict perspective, so a study with a symbolic interactionism approach is needed that produces new nuances in the study of marriage. Likewise, in anthropological studies, it is known that the strong customs and culture held by the community and even the views and assumptions about the value of a marriage are factors that determine the occurrence of early marriage, especially in suburban and rural areas, including in South Kalimantan. In this region, there is little difference between ethnic groups, natives, and immigrants who engage in early marriage. However, in urban areas, early marriage is influenced by educational, social, economic, and social conditions. Therefore, it is necessary to conduct a campaign to raise awareness about early marriage and its negative effects on the community, both parents and teenagers, through communication, information, and education.