McDonald, Peter; Hosseini-Chavoshi, Meimanat; Abbasi Shavazi, Mohammad; Rashidian, Arash
Background In 2013 a draft population bill was introduced in the Iranian Parliament. Based on the presumption that fertility in Iran had fallen to a very low level, the bill proposed a wide range of pronatalist policies with the aim of increasing fertility to 2.5 births per woman. The draft law called for restrictions on the employment of women and young single people and inducements for women to marry in their late teens. New estimates of fertility, such as those provided in this paper, cast...[Show more]
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