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The effect of education on the timing of marriage and first birth in Pakistan

Gangadharan, Lata; Maitra, Pushkar


A rapid rise in women’s education levels, an increase in the age at marriage and an increase in the age at which they have their first child are key features of demographic transition in any country. Education is considered to be an essential component in this process because increases in educational attainment are likely to significantly affect both age at marriage and the duration between marriage and first birth - in particular increasing both the age at marriage and the time to first child....[Show more]

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Date published: 2001
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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