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Document Type
Working Papers
Publication Topic(s)
Family Planning, Fertility and Fertility Preferences
Country(s)
Nigeria
Language
English
Author(s)
Uche C. Isiugo-Abanihe and Macro International Inc. Calverton, Maryland, USA
Publication Date
December 1994
Publication ID
WP16

Abstract:

In this study we provide a detailed examination of the nuptiality patterns and differentials in Nigeria, with a focus mainly on age of entry into marital union, and marital stability among cultural groups in Nigeria. These, together with variations in sexual activity within union, may shed important light on fertility differentials in the essentially natural fertility regime operating in Nigeria.