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Type Journal Article - Population studies: A Journal of Demography
Title Motherhood status and union formation in Moshi, Tanzania 2002--2003
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Volume 61
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2007
Page numbers 185-199
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00324720701331367#.VDpLzRZfZzs
Abstract
Age at first union is increasing throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa at the same time that not all couples are waiting for marriage before their first sexual intercourse. We assessed the effect of a premarital first birth on entrance into a first union in an urban area in East Africa—Moshi, Tanzania. The data come from the Moshi Infertility Survey of 2002–2003. Women who spent less than a year in single motherhood were significantly more likely than childless women to enter into a first union, although the magnitude of this relationship was weaker for more recent cohorts. Women who had been single mothers for 5 or more years (about two-thirds of women with a premarital birth) were significantly less likely than women without children to enter into a first union.

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Klein Hattori, Megan, and Ulla Larsen. "Motherhood status and union formation in Moshi, Tanzania 2002--2003." Population studies: A Journal of Demography 61, no. 2 (2007): 185-199.
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