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Reproductive behaviour in Pakistan: insights from the population, labour force, and migration survey 1979-80


  • Sathar, Zeba A.
  • Mohammad, Irfan


This paper is in two parts. Part I is essentially a comparison with the results of the Pakistan Fertility Survey(1970-75) and basically a few themes have been thrown up. One is whether the 12-percent decline in fertility claimed by the PFS can be substantiated. The second presents multivariate analysis and coefficients of age at marriage, birth intervals and length of breast-feeding, and infant mortality. So Part I is basically a description of how those results can be substantiated or refuted or made inconsistent with this four-in-one venture of Migration, Fertility and so forth. Part II goes into statistics and details of a particular model to estimate the determinants of the children ever born.

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  • Sathar, Zeba A. & Mohammad, Irfan, 1983. "Reproductive behaviour in Pakistan: insights from the population, labour force, and migration survey 1979-80," MPRA Paper 38083, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:38083

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    1. Alam, Iqbal & Mohammad, Irfan & Farooqi, Naseem Iqbal & Sheikh, Khalid Hameed & Siyal, H. B. & Syed, Tariq Ahmad & Nasir, Zafar Mueen & Haq, Rashida, 1983. "Fertility Levels, Trends and Differentials in Pakistan: Evidence from the Population, Labour Force and Migration Survey 1979-80," MPRA Paper 39566, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Naushin Mahmood & Syed Mubashir Ali, 1983. "Nuptiality Patterns in Pakistan," PLM Project Reports 1983:2, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
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    Pakistan; Fertility; Survey; Multivariate Analysis; Model;

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    • A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics
    • C4 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics


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