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Effects of Marital Fertility and Nuptiality on Fertility Transition in the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1976-1996

1 Jan 2000
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Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi argues that international stereotypes tend to portray Iran as a 'traditional' society resistant to many aspects of social change. Based on this assumption, the generally held view is that Iran is experiencing one of the highest fertility rates in the world, and that demographic transition has not started yet. Recent statistics have proved, however, that the reality is startlingly different: Iran has experienced an astonishing fertility decline in recent years.

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