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The Influence of Female Age at Marriage on Fertility and Child Loss in India
Authors: ACHARYA, ARUN KUMAR
Source: Trayectorias, jul-dic2010, Vol. 12 Issue 31, p61-80, 20p
Topic(s): Childhood mortality
Fertility
Marriage
Country: Asia
  India
Published: JUL 2010
Abstract: Abstract (English): Using data from the 1998-99 National Family Health Survey-2, India, this paper attempts to investigate the relationship between the age at marriage on fertility and child loss in two socioculturally different states of Endia: Rajasihan and Tamil Nadu. In the research, I have used the number of children born as a measure of fertility, which shows that lower age at marriage results in higher fertility and child loss. The result from multivariate analysis indicates that age at marriage increases with higher socioeconomic conditions.The study yielded an inverse relationship between the place of residence, education, household standard of living, and child loss. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]