Stability of marital unions and fertility in Nigeria.

  title={Stability of marital unions and fertility in Nigeria.},
  author={U C Isiugo-abanihe},
  journal={Journal of biosocial science},
  volume={30 1},
Using nationally representative data, it is shown that marital unions are relatively stable in Nigeria. Remarriage rates are high so little time is lost between unions. Consequently, the fertility of women who have experienced marital disruption is only slightly lower than for those in stable unions. Their slightly lower parity may be a function of a high incidence of reproductive impairment, which is a major reason for divorce and separation in Nigeria.