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Nuptiality patterns in two West African states

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 July 2008

Nelson Onuoha
Affiliation:
Centre for Population Studies, 99 Gower Street, London

Summary

Using data from the Demographic Health Survey for Ghana and Senegal, the influences of education and rural versus urban residence, and the difference between the two states on proportions married by various ages and on singulate mean age at marriage are investigated.

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Research Article
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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1993

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