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The socioeconomic context of high fertility in rural Nepal : the case of Benighat

Niraula, Bhanu Bhakta


Until very recently Nepal has been characterized by the persistence of high fertility despite a government-pronounced population policy to lower fertility rates in successive development plans. This thesis, using data from Benighat area in Dhading district of the Nepalese hills, examines various contexts of fertility and arrives at the conclusion that the study village is at the onset of fertility transition. The age at marriage has remained too low to inhibit fertility even though...[Show more]

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Date published: 1991
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d723e31b6bc4


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