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The sociodemographic correlates of birth intervals in Ghana

Dugbaza, Tetteh


Fertility in Ghana is high, and stands at about seven children per woman by the end of her reproductive period. High fertility in Ghana is consistent with a model of early and universal marriage, an early age at entry into motherhood, and reproduction throughout the reproductive years of a woman. Both entry into marriage and motherhood are concentrated in only a few years. The median age at first marriage is about 18 years, and by 24 years of age, 90 per cent of women are already married....[Show more]

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Date published: 1994-08
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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