Dynamics of Birth Spacing in Pakistan

M. Framurz Khan Kiani, Samina Nazli


In recent years the study of birth spacing has emerged as an
area of demographic interest. This is because of its close linkage with
the timing and tempo of fertility relative to other measures. At the
same time, marital fertility in Pakistan and the duration of
breastfeeding have shown a decline (Khan 1985). Thus, the study of birth
spacing becomes an important area for examining changes in the
components of fertility. The paper's major objectives are to study: (I)
Changes in spacing between births if any. (2) Differentials in birth
spacing by residence in major 'urban', 'other urban’ and 'rural' areas
to see if there is a gradation in birth spacing by levels of
urbanization. (3) And differentials in birth spacing by age at marriage,
urbanization, education, work pattern and contraceptive use.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30541/v27i4IIpp.655-657


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