The Impact of Family Planning and Delayed Childbearing on Women’s Empowerment in Iran

The Impact of Family Planning and Delayed Childbearing on Women’s Empowerment in Iran

Amir Erfani, Nipissing University
2011

This study assesses the impact of contraceptive use and delayed childbearing on urban married women’s ability to seek educational and employment opportunities after marriage in Tehran.  The paper examines trends across three marriage cohorts, based on a 2009 survey collected by the author examining birth and contraceptive histories and education and employment status of husbands and wives over the life-course.

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