Modelling Age at First Marriage of Female Adolescents in Bangladesh

Authors

  • Md. Tofazzal Hossain Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Bangladesh.
  • Md. Ahshanul Haque
  • Mohammed Nasser

Keywords:

Age at first marriage, cluster correction, weight adjustment and logistic regression analysis.

Abstract

Age at first marriage has an important impact on population growth rate. Modelling age at first marriage is very crucial since the growth rate of Bangladesh is very high. Here logistic regression model has been used for modelling age at first marriage using Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS-2011) data. The BDHS data was collected under two stage stratified sampling plan. That is why cluster correction and weight adjustment is necessary for analyzing this data. An extensive literature search fails to find the usage of these adjustments for modelling age at first marriage. In this paper, these two adjustments have been used for modelling and the prediction performance of the model has been measured by the training and test error.

 

Author Biography

Md. Tofazzal Hossain, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University, Bangladesh.

Lecturer, Department of Statistics

References

Bosch, A. M, F. J. Willekens, A. Baqui, J. K. S. Van Ginneken and I. Hutter. 2008. “Association between age at menerche and early life nutritional status in rural Bangladesh.†Journal of Biosocial Science, 40: 223-237.

Hango, D.W., & Bourdais, C.L. (2007) ‘Early union formation in Canada: links with education’, European Journal of Population, vol. 23, no. (3-4), pp.339-368.

S. M. Mostafa kamal, Che Hashim Hassan, Gazi Mahabubul Alam and Yang Ying Child Marriage in Bangladesh: Trends and Determinants. Journal of Biosocial Science, Available on CJO 2014 doi: 10.1017/S0021932013000746

Abdul Goni and Mustafizur Rahman (2012), Age at First Marriage in Bangladesh: Socioeconomic Differentials and Determinants. Middle East Journal of Age and Ageing Volume 7, Issue 5.

Haque A, Hossain T, and Nasser M (2015): Predicting the Number of Children Ever Born Using Logistic Regression Model. Biom Biostat Int J 2(4): 00034. DOI: 10.15406/bbij.2015.02.00034.

Martin E. Palamuleni, (2011): Socioeconomic determinants of age at marriage in Malawi, International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 3(7), pp. 224-235.

Bursac Z, Gauss CH, Williams DK, Hosmer DW (2008) Purposeful selection of variables in logistic regression. Source Code Biol Med 3:17.

Downloads

Published

2015-10-26

How to Cite

Hossain, M. T., Haque, M. A., & Nasser, M. (2015). Modelling Age at First Marriage of Female Adolescents in Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 3(5). Retrieved from https://www.ajouronline.com/index.php/AJAS/article/view/3257

Most read articles by the same author(s)