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Measuring and Understanding Disparities in Family Formation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Project description

Disparities in family formation in low- and middle-income countries

One of the UN Sustainable Development Goals is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. This applies to having children and marrying when development capabilities are not at risk. However, many women in low- and middle-income countries marry and have babies very early in life and much earlier than men, increasing their likelihood of adverse outcomes. The EU-funded DisparFam project seeks to fundamentally improve our understanding of global family changes, by documenting patterns, trends, and determinants of disparities in the age at first union formation and childbearing. It will investigate family formation disparities and examine their relationship with education quality and gender inequality. The results will benefit researchers and policymakers.


Net EU contribution
€ 165 312,96
Cerdanyola V Gr Universitat Aut Barcelona Edifici E
08193 Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
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