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Delayed Marriages in Pakistan

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  • ZEBA A. SATHAR

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad)

  • M. FRAMURZ K. KIANI

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad)

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    Delayed marriages played a very important role in slowing down population growth during the European Demographic Transition. Similarly, some developing countries have recently undergone even more rapid changes in marriage patterns, leading to declining levels of fertility. Curtailing marriage or entry into sexual unions is one of the "positive" checks posited by Malthusian theory and is worthy of some renewed attention because of the lack of decline in marital fertility in Pakistan.

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    Article provided by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics in its journal The Pakistan Development Review.

    Volume (Year): 25 (1986)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 535-552

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    Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:25:y:1986:i:4:p:535-552

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    Cited by:
    1. Lata Gangadharan & Pushkar Maitra, 2001. "The Effect of Education on the Timing of Marriage and First Birth in Pakistan," ASARC Working Papers 2001-04, The Australian National University, Australia South Asia Research Centre.

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