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This paper examines the initiation of sexual activity, first marriage and first birth as key steps in family formation. These events mark the transition to adulthood and generally occur in the late teens and early twenties in most Latin American countries. Using data from Demographic and Health...
Unlike some forms of mortality inequality, sex differentials in England and Wales increased unequivocally during the Victorian era. A gradual reversal of this trend was observed only recently. The origin of the widened mortality gap between males and females lies in the transformation of the...
The low status of women and a strong preference for male children are two patriarchal constraints in the northern states of India. This analysis explores the regional influence of culture and that of development factors on gender preference effects towards contraception and fertility. Gender...
A conceptual framework for conversion of data between geographical units is developed. It is used to examine the construction of geographical conversion tables, which have taken many forms and have recently been stimulated in the UK by government emphasis on neighbourhood profiling. Where...
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