Publication Date

1975

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Hanifi, M. Jamil (Mohammed Jamil)

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Anthropology

LCSH

Families--Afghanistan||Afghanistan--Population

Abstract

This thesis examines the relationship between familial structure and fertility in Afghanistan. Impetus for this examination stems from theoretical literature, such as the Lorimer-Davis theory, which as­serts that the extended familial unit encourages a higher fertility than that of the nuclear familial unit. Utilizing Afghan sample demographic survey data on the macrocos-mic level and personal field research in Afghanistan on the microcos-mic level, the problem is explored in depth. Results provide little support for the Lorimer-Davis theory. Most important, the average number of pregnancies and average number of children born alive are not greater among women living in extended familial units as compared with those living in nuclear familial units. In fact, averages are less. In Afghanistan extended familial struc­ture appears to exert a negative influence on fertility.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes map.

Extent

136 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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