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Socio-Economic Consequences of Adolescent Childbearing in Osun State, Nigeria


  • John Lekan Oyefara

    () (University of Lagos, Nigeria)


This study examines the socio-economic consequences of women’s age at first childbirth in Osun State, Nigeria. Cross-sectional survey of 1,000 women, of reproductive age (15-49 years), was made. The socioeconomic backgrounds of the responding pre-childbirth family were reflected upon and observed that all the respondents had similar pre-childbirth socio-economic background. The only discriminatory variable separating the respondents into two groups was the timing of the first childbirth. The first group consisted of 500 women, who had their first childbirth under the age of 20. The second group consisted of 500 women, who had their first childbirth at the age of 20 and above. Findings show significant direct relationship between age at first childbirth and educational attainment at P

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  • John Lekan Oyefara, 2009. "Socio-Economic Consequences of Adolescent Childbearing in Osun State, Nigeria," KASBIT Business Journals, Khadim Ali Shah Bukhari Institute of Technology (KASBIT), vol. 2, pages 1-18, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ksb:journl:v:2:y:2009:p:1-18

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    Adolescent; Fertility; Socio-economic consequences; Osun State; Nigeria;

    JEL classification:

    • B21 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Microeconomics
    • H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure


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