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Surveys show persistence of teenage marriage and childbearing in Indonesia and Nepal

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Title: Surveys show persistence of teenage marriage and childbearing in Indonesia and Nepal
Authors: Choe, Minja Kim
Thapa, Shyam
Achmad, Sulistinah Irawati
LC Subject Headings: Teenage marriage - Indonesia
Teenage marriage - Nepal
Teenage pregnancy - Indonesia
Teenage pregnancy - Nepal
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Honolulu: East-West Center
Series/Report no.: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 58
Abstract: Recent surveys show that nearly three-quarters of rural women in Nepal and more than half of rural women in Indonesia marry while still in their teens. In both countries, four out of 10 rural women have a child before they reach age 20. Analysis shows that women's education is the only variable consistently associated with later marriage and childbearing. Although the effects of primary education are small, early marriage and childbearing drop steeply among women with junior high or higher education.
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Pages/Duration: 4 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/3893
Appears in Collections:Asia-Pacific Population & Policy



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