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Basic Profile of Early Childbirth in the Ghana

Chata Male and Quentin Wodon

No 105925, Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Knowledge Briefs from The World Bank

Abstract: This brief has provided a basic profile of early childbirth in Ghana. The key messages are mentioned : Measures of early childbirth are substantial in Ghana. The share of women aged 18-22 who had a child before 18 is 15.5 percent, but it has decreased slightly over time. The share ofgirls who had a child before the age of 15, at just one percent, has also decreased slightly. Early childbirth is associated with lower wealth, lower education levels, and employment withcash earnings. These are however only correlations, not necessarily causal effects. This brief was produced as part of the Child Marriage Series.

Keywords: birth; childbirth; urban girls; live birth; early pregnancy; policies; aged; woman; first child; age; child marriage; births; labor force; childbirths; urban areas; prevalence ... See More + effects; early marriage for girls; health; nutrition; mother; bulletin; health risks; policy; first birth; knowledge; development; number of girls; children; education; population knowledge; life; rural areas; young women; first marriage; all; population; girls; violence; fertility; marriage; women; younger girls; early childbirth; early marriage; rural girls; pregnancy; age at marriage; unmarried girls; child marriage series (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 4 pages
Date: 2016-03
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