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Forming Reproductive Unions in Urban Zimbabwe

Citation

Udry, J. Richard; Dole, Nancy; & Gleiter, Karin (1992). Forming Reproductive Unions in Urban Zimbabwe. International Family Planning Perspectives, 18, 10-12, 17.

Abstract

In Sub-Saharan Africa, the beginning of marriage is rarely denoted by a single ceremony or event, and confusion over when marriage begins clouds the study of reproductive unions. A pilot survey conducted in Harare, Zimbabwe, conceptualized the formation of a reproductive union as a series of steps and asked 201 women who were pregnant with or had just given birth to their first children to report the occurrence and chronological order of 12 postulated steps in the relationships leading to the pregnancies. Different patterns of union formation emerged, and a multinomial logit regression analysis revealed associations between the union-formation patterns and the women's demographic characteristics.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2133450

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

International Family Planning Perspectives

Author(s)

Udry, J. Richard
Dole, Nancy
Gleiter, Karin

Year Published

1992

Volume Number

18

Pages

10-12, 17

Reference ID

136