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Basic Profile of Early Childbirth in Zambia

Chata Male and Quentin Wodon

No 106424, Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Knowledge Briefs from The World Bank

Abstract: This brief has provided a basic profile of early childbirth in Zambia. Measures of early childbirth are high. The share of women ages 18-22 who had their first child before 18 is29.5 percent, but it has decreased over time. The share of women with their first child before 15 is at just 2.0 percent. Early childbirth is associated with lower wealth and lower education levels, and higher labor force participation. These are however only correlations, not necessarilycausal effects. Other briefs in this series look at potential causal effects. This brief was produced as part of the Child Marriage Series.

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