Modernization and consanguineous marriage in Iran.

  title={Modernization and consanguineous marriage in Iran.},
  author={Benjamin P. Givens and Charles Hirschman},
  journal={Journal of Marriage and Family},
A declining trend in consanguineous marriage over time and negative relationships between consanguinity and measures of social status were hypothesized. The 1976-77 Iran Fertility Survey (IFS) consisted of a household survey and a survey of individual ever-married women 15-50 years old. Using a sampling frame from the 1976 Census IFS households were selected using a multistage probability sample designed to represent the entire country. From the sample of 5730 IFS households a sample of 4667… 

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