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Ethnicity, Marriage, and Fertility in Kazakhstan

5R03HD044020, 2004-2006, funded by the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

The project aims at understanding how challenges of the post-Soviet transformations in the multi-ethnic nation of Kazakhstan may have affected its residents’ preferences and choices regarding marriage and childbearing. The project utilizes data from the 1995 and 1999 Kazakhstan Demographic and Health Surveys (KDHS) as well as other available relevant data to examine marital and reproductive dynamics, focusing in particular on ethnocultural differences in timing of first marriage, timing of marital births, and recourse to induced abortion. While promising important scientific contributions, the project also constitutes a necessary initial step toward a more comprehensive study of sociodemographic adjustments to dramatic societal changes in post-Soviet Central Asia.

CePoD Involvement: Victor Agadjanian (Principal Investigator), Jennifer Glick (co-Investigator)

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