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Social-demographic influence on first birth interval in China, 1980-1992.

Authors
  • Zheng, Z
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of biosocial science
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2000
Volume
32
Issue
3
Pages
315–327
Identifiers
PMID: 10979226
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

This study examines the delay between first marriage and first live birth in China among a sample of women who married between 1980 and 1992. Most couples in China only use contraception after the first child is born. Most sample women had their first child within 2 years of marriage. However, there are significant rural-urban differences in the first birth interval, indicating that there was most probably deliberate fertility regulation after marriage among many urban couples. Survival analysis shows that place of residence, level of education, age at first marriage and marriage cohort affect the first birth interval.

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