Age at marriage, age at first birth, and fertility in Africa
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Age at marriage, age at first birth, and fertility in Africa by Charles F. Westoff

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Published by World Bank in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Africa.

Subjects:

  • Marriage age -- Africa.,
  • Fertility, Human -- Africa.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementCharles F. Westoff.
SeriesWorld Bank technical paper,, no. 169
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHB1281.A3 W47 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1709109M
ISBN 100821321021
LC Control Number92010753

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Estimates of trends in age at first marriage and age at first birth are derived from national sample surveys conducted in Africa since Cohorts from the earlier World Fertility Survey and the more recent Demographic and Health Surveys were spliced together, depicting a rapidly increasing age at marriage and first birth for some countries and the beginnings of such a trend for some by: Cited by: Cohen, Barney, "The emerging fertility transition in sub-Saharan Africa," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 26(8), pages , Blanc & Shea Rutstein, "The Demographic transition in southern Africa: Yet another look at the evidence from Botswana and Zimbabwe," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 31(2), pages . Age at marriage, age at first birth, and fertility in Africa (Inglês) Resumo. This report derives estimates from national sample surveys conducted in Africa over the past dozen years of the trends in age at first marriage and at first birth. By splicing together cohorts from the earlier World Fertility Survey and the more recent Cited by: total variation in age at first birth was explained by age at. first marriage and age at menarche. per cent of the total. variation in age at first marriage was found to be explained by. work status, education, age at menarche, religion and place of.

The relationship between marriage and fertility suggests that women who marry at a younger age produce more children than women who marry late. Findings of this study show that if the age at first marriage of adolescents is increased by 1 year, the age at first birth is postponed by years. A steep upward trend over time in age marriage was observed. The mean age at first marriage was ± years in women who married during the period from to , and ± years. Total fertility rate: This entry gives a figure for the average number of children that would be born per woman if all women lived to the end of their childbearing years and bore children according to a given fertility rate at each age. The total fertility rate (TFR) is a more direct measure of the level of fertility than the crude birth rate. Census Fertility in South Africa, Report vi childbearing lifespan than women who have their first birth later in life. With an increase in age at first birth there is a decline in the mean number of children ever born. The report is organised into six chapters. The first .

This entry provides the mean (average) age of mothers at the birth of their first child. It is a useful indicator for gauging the success of family planning programs aiming to reduce maternal mortality, increase contraceptive use – particularly among married and unmarried adolescents – delay age at first marriage, and improve the health of newborns. Mean age of mothers at birth, calculated as the simple mean average age in years of women at childbirth. The mean age of mothers at birth is shown both for all births and also for first births only. Age-specific fertility rates, calculated as the number of births per women of a given age . Marriage and first birth both took place at relatively young ages in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, with women entering marriage at an average age of 21–22 years, soon followed by first birth at an average age of 22–23 years in most countries. The study found the average age at first sexual intercourse to be 16 years; age at first marriage to be 17 years, while average age at first child bearing was estimated to be 18 years. By almost 10 percent of juvenile women have given birth.