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Determine the Factors of Female Early Age at First Cohabitation: A Case Study of Bangladesh

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DOI: 10.4236/ojs.2015.56051    2,855 Downloads   3,368 Views


The main objective of the current study is to examine the existing situation of female early age at first cohabitation in Bangladesh as well as to identify the factors associated behind this issue. An analysis has been performed by using the secondary data of Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS), 2011. Chi-square test for dependency checking has been performed as bivariate analysis. After performing bivariate analysis, binary logistic regression analysis has been performed. To identify the significant variable, stepwise regression method has also been performed. The result of the study has revealed that women education, household economic status, area of residence, religion and geographical location have significant contribution for adolescent cohabitation. From this study it can be concluded that females who has low education and low socio-economic status are more likely to enter into cohabitation at early adulthood.

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Ali Parh, M. , Aktar Sumy, S. and Hossain, M. (2015) Determine the Factors of Female Early Age at First Cohabitation: A Case Study of Bangladesh. Open Journal of Statistics, 5, 494-501. doi: 10.4236/ojs.2015.56051.

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