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Selected Determinants of Fertility in Vietnam: Age at Marriage, Marriage to First Birth Interval and Age at First Birth

Citation

Luc, Nguyen; Nguyen, Minh Thang; Swenson, Ingrid Elizabeth; & San, Pham Bich (1993). Selected Determinants of Fertility in Vietnam: Age at Marriage, Marriage to First Birth Interval and Age at First Birth. Journal of Biosocial Science, 25(3), 303-10.

Abstract

Data from the 4172 women aged 15-49 interviewed in the 1988 Vietnamese Demographic and Health Survey were used to examine age at marriage, marriage to first birth intervals and age at first birth. Differences between urban and rural areas, northern and southern provinces and by education of the women were analysed. The majority of the women had their first birth before age 20, but women with secondary education had a significantly higher age at first birth than those with little or no education, and women from the north had a significantly higher age at first birth than women from the south. Rural women and those with little or no education married at significantly younger ages than urban women and those with secondary education; these education effects were confirmed in a rural subsample of women. Women from rural areas and from the north had significantly shorter marriage to first birth intervals than urban women and those from the south, but there were no significant effects related to education.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021932000020642

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Journal of Biosocial Science

Author(s)

Luc, Nguyen
Nguyen, Minh Thang
Swenson, Ingrid Elizabeth
San, Pham Bich

Year Published

1993

Volume Number

25

Issue Number

3

Pages

303-10

Reference ID

235