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Ethnic differences in transition to first marriage in Iran

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  • Fatemeh Torabi

    (University of Tehran)

  • Angela Baschieri

    (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)

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    This paper, using data from the 2000 Iran Demographic and Health Survey and a range of time-varying district-level contextual information derived from the 1986 and 1996 censuses of Iran, applies a discrete time hazard model to study ethnic differences in women’s transition to first marriage. The model specification accounts for both spatial and temporal changes in the socio-economic context of transition to marriage. We found ethnic-specific responses on women’s marriage timing to changes in the socio-economic context between the mid 1970s and 2000. Some ethnic groups appear to be more resistant to change despite sharing similar changes in their socio-economic context.

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    Article provided by Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany in its journal Demographic Research.

    Volume (Year): 22 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (January)
    Pages: 29-62

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    Keywords: development; education; ethnicity; Iran; marriage; marriage market; women status;

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    1. James Raymo, 2003. "Educational attainment and the transition to first marriage among Japanese women," Demography, Springer, vol. 40(1), pages 83-103, February.
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