Girl Child Marriage and Its Effect on Fertility in Pakistan: Findings from Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey, 2006–2007

@article{Nasrullah2013GirlCM,
  title={Girl Child Marriage and Its Effect on Fertility in Pakistan: Findings from Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey, 2006–2007
},
  author={Muazzam Nasrullah and Sana Muazzam and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta and Anita Raj},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={18},
  pages={534-543}
}
Child marriage (before 18 years) is prevalent in Pakistan, which disproportionately affects young girls in rural, low income and low education households. Our study aims to determine the association between early marriage and high fertility and poor fertility health indicators among young women in Pakistan beyond those attributed to social vulnerabilities. Nationally representative data from Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey, 2006–2007, a cross-sectional observational survey, were limited… 

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