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Document Type
Comparative Reports
Publication Topic(s)
Fertility and Fertility Preferences , Gender
Charles F. Westoff, Ann K. Blanc, Laura Nyblade and Macro International Inc. Calverton, Maryland, USA
Publication Date
March 1994
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The primary purpose of this report is to present comparable information of marriage and first births for countries participating in the DHS I program. The report is divided into several sections: a description of DHS procedures for the collection of data on marriage and first birth; a set of international comparisons for DHS countries on several measures of current marital status and marital stability; exposure to childbearing among never-married women; and age at marriage and age at first birth.