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Fertility Levels, Trends and Differentials in Pakistan: Evidence from the Population, Labour Force and Migration Survey 1979-80

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  • Alam, Iqbal
  • Mohammad, Irfan
  • Farooqi, Naseem Iqbal
  • Sheikh, Khalid Hameed
  • Siyal, H. B.
  • Syed, Tariq Ahmad
  • Nasir, Zafar Mueen
  • Haq, Rashida

Abstract

The objectives of the present report are two fold: (1) to analyse in some detail the fertility data collected in "Population, Labour Force and Migration" (PLM) Survey of 1979; and (2) to compare its findings, wherever necessary, with those of PFS (particularly for current fertility) and other surveys. The report is organized into eight sections, Section 2 is a brief review of earlier fertility levels and trends. Discussion of the PLM Survey and its methodology finds its place in section 3. In Section 4, we have discussed the current parity (children ever born to women at the time of the survey ) by age, marriage duration and age at marriage, as well as differentials in current parity. Early, marital fertility is discussed in section 5. The next two sections provide brief accounts of current fertility. In order to structure our analysis we have identified the women either through their birth cohorts ( current age ) or their marriage cohorts ( years since first marriage ). Realizing that the two fundamental aspects of a woman's chlld bearing life - the number of children she has had and the tempo of her having had them - cannot be fully separated as the results based on one type of measure do not always correspond to those obtained through another. We have, therefore, presented a brief synthesis of various findings in the concluding section.

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  • 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.
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    1. Mohammad Irfan, 1981. "An Introduction to Studies in Population Labour Force and Migration. A PODE/ILO-UNFPA Project," PIDE-Working Papers 1981:118, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
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    1. Zeba A. Sathar & Mohammad Irfan, 1984. "Reproductive Behaviour in Pakistan: Insigh ts from the Population, Labour Force, and Migration Survey 1979-80," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 23(2-3), pages 207-223.

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    Keywords

    Fertility; Population; Labourforce; Migration; Survey;

    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • C42 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Survey Methods
    • R2 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
    • C4 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics

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