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Below replacement-level fertility in Iran: progress and prospects

Abbasi-Shavazi, Mohammad Jalal


In 1996, four provinces of Iran experienced below replacement level fertility. Since the early 1980s, these provinces have recorded lower fertility than the national level. How and under what condition has fertility declined to such a low level in these provinces? It may be of considerable interest to examine whether these provinces can be regarded as the leaders of the fertility transition in Iran. What are the likely effects of below-replacement fertility on population growth in Iran in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Conference paper


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