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Document Type
Comparative Reports
Publication Topic(s)
Fertility and Fertility Preferences, Gender
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Westoff, Charles F., Ann K. Blanc, and Laura Nyblade. 1994. Marriage and Entry into Parenthood. DHS Comparative Studies No. 10. Calverton, Maryland, USA: Macro International
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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.


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