Net Nuptiality Tables for Males and Females in Pakistan: 1962-65

Mohammad Afzal, Naushin Iftikhar


The patterns of shifting of population from the stage of being
single to being married by age and sex are of great demographic
importance because of their significant role in determining the
population composition and growth through family formation and
fertility. The proportions of population getting married at different
ages are of importance for the population planning pro¬gramme since only
married persons can be the potential producers of children in a society
like Pakistan where illegitimate fertility is almost non-existant. Such
proportions have also important bearings on social and economic
charac¬teristics like school attendance and labour force participation
particularly of females. The trend in the number of marriages has
important implications for housing programmes, community planning and
for the enterprises like insurance companies who are concerned with
providing life and health insurance of the married couples.

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