A model that fits female age at first marriage in a traditional society.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

"The female age at marriage is an important variable in the human reproduction process--especially in traditional societies in which almost all births occur within the marital context. This paper uses the Type I extreme value distribution to describe the female age at marriage pattern of a traditional society in India. A procedure to obtain maximum likelihood estimation of the parameters of the model is discussed. The model is found to be suitable for estimation of the observed proportion of ever married females, mean, median and model age at marriage."

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nath, DC; Land, KC; Talukdar, PK

Published Date

  • December 1992

Published In

  • Janasamkhya

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 53 - 59

PubMed ID

  • 12347503


  • eng