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The Iranian Fertility Decline, 1981-1999: An Application of the Synthetic Parity Progression Ratio Method

Hosseini-Chavoshi, Meimanat; McDonald, Peter; Abbasi Shavazi, Mohammad


Iran has experienced one of the most rapid falls in fertility ever recorded. The observed pattern is one in which fertility has fallen simultaneously in all age groups, in all geographic settings and in all social groups, hence accounting for the rapidity of the decline at the national level. Available single calendar year time trends in the age-based total fertility rate and in age specific fertility rates elicit an interpretation of the fertility decline that is dominated by the influence of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Population


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