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Basic Profile of Early Childbirth in Guinea

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  • Male, Chata
  • Wodon, Quentin T.

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This brief has provided a basic profile of early childbirth in Guinea. Measures of early childbirth are high. The share of women ages 18-22 who had their first child before 18 is 41.0 percent and it has slightly increased over time. The share of women with their first child before 15 is at just under 10 percent, with a slight decrease over time. Early childbirth is associated with lower wealth and lower education levels, and employment without cash earnings. These are however only correlations, not necessarily causal effects. Other briefs in this series look at potential causal effects. This brief was produced as part of the Child Marriage Series.

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  • Male, Chata & Wodon, Quentin T., 2016. "Basic Profile of Early Childbirth in Guinea," Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Knowledge Briefs 105927, The World Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:hnpkbs:105927
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