Pakistan Institute of Development Economics



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

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 programme 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 characteristics 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.

Naushin Iftikhar, Mohammad Afzal

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