Pre-marital fertility in liberia

Nicholas J. Parr*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)


This analysis of the 1986 Liberia Demographic and Health Survey data finds remarkably high fertility levels among women who have never married or lived with a man, reflecting widespread pre-marital sex and a lack of use of contraception. It is found that single Liberian women are more likely to foster out children than married Liberian women of the same age.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Biosocial Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995


Dive into the research topics of 'Pre-marital fertility in liberia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this