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dc.contributor.authorAmoateng, Acheampong Yaw
dc.identifier.citationAmoateng, A.Y. 2017. Socio-cultural correlates of changes in the timing of marriage in Ghana: 1988-2014. Gender and Behaviour, 15:8768-8775. []
dc.description.abstractWhile conventional thinking with regards to population change has given pride of place to the three central demographic variables of fertility, mortality and migration; family formation and dissolution patterns have been equally important in determining population dynamics. For instance, the bulk of childbearing (fertility) takes place within the context of marriage, a process which in turn affects an important component of population change, the birth rate. In fact, the high levels of fertility in many sub-Saharan African populations have been attributed to the pattern of near universal and early marriage in these societies, while the low birth rate that characterizes the developed societies has been a function of the relatively lower levels and later marriage patterns in such societies (Bongaarts 1982; Coale and Treadway 1986; Rosero-Bixby 1996).
dc.publisherIFE Centre for Psychological Studies (ICPS)
dc.subjectSocio-cultural correlates and Timing of Marriage
dc.titleSocio-cultural correlates of changes in the timing of marriage in Ghana: 1988-2014
dc.contributor.researchID16435621 - Amoateng, Acheampong Yaw

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