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Age at marriage and fertility in Sri Lanka : a study based on the 1971 census of population in Sri Lanka

Dharmadasa, Paranagamage


This thesis is an attempt to study the marriage patterns and the relationship between age at marriage and fertility of the currently married females aged 15-49 years in the two zones : the Wet Zone and the Dry Zone. The data source is the 1971 Census of population (10 per cent sample) in Sri Lanka. The females in the Dry Zone married nearly three years earlier than the females in the Wet Zone. The urban-rural difference in age at marriage within the zones seems less significant than the...[Show more]

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Date published: 1979-06
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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