International Journal of Population Research / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Impact of Education on Fertility: Evidence from a Tribal Society in Assam, India

Table 2

Mean live births ever born (LBEB) by selected independent variables.

VariablesNumber of observations Mean LBEBStd. deviation-value

Female age at marriage (in years)
Up to 18428 (48.64)3.261.6215.29 ()
19 to 21291 (33.07)2.811.38
22 to 24125 (14.20)2.461.41
25 and above36 (4.09)2.111.21
Duration of breast-feeding
Up to 18 months295 (33.52)3.672.0663.39 ()
19 to 24 months273 (31.02)2.851.11
25 and above months312 (35.45)2.370.86
Contraceptive use
Users369 (41.93)2.040.86 ()
Nonusers511 (58.07)3.611.58
Education of the wives
No education305 (34.66)3.371.2223.54 ()
Up to 5 years175 (19.89)3.272.22
6–10 years278 (31.59)2.531.24
More than 10 years122 (13.86)2.431.24
Education of the husbands
No education277 (31.48)3.621.3729.09 ()
Up to 5 years40 (4.55)3.052.31
6–10 years276 (31.36)2.661.43
More than 10 years287 (32.61)2.571.44
Education of the parents
Wife is more educated77 (8.75)2.421.4531.10 ()
Husband is equally or more educated577 (65.57)2.761.59
Both illiterate226 (25.68)3.601.20

Total number of observations: 880.
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Figures within brackets represent percentage in total.

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