Mathematical Modelling of Impact of Education on Average Age at the First Marriage in Tanzania
Pure and Applied Mathematics Journal
Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages: 39-44
Received: Dec. 14, 2016; Accepted: Jan. 6, 2017; Published: Feb. 23, 2017
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Fatma S. Seif, Department of Science, The State University of Zanzibar, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Sara A. Khamis, Department of Science, The State University of Zanzibar, Zanzibar, Tanzania
John K. Mduma, Department of Economics, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Estomih S. Massawe, Department of Mathematics, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Abstract
This paper examines the impact of education on the average age at the first marriage to women in Tanzania. A mathematical model for the distribution of average age at the first marriage in Tanzania is established and the effect of education on the year at first marriage is estimated for the years 1999 and 2003/04. Both descriptive analysis and model estimate show that education level and education attainment have an impact on the average age at the first marriage. It is established that as one attains further studies, her age at first marriage is delayed. The model validation was presented graphically to illustrate the validity of the model where the proportion of ever married p(a,x1,x2) fitted very closely to the empirical data.
Keywords
Impact of Education, Average Age, First Marriage
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Fatma S. Seif, Sara A. Khamis, John K. Mduma, Estomih S. Massawe, Mathematical Modelling of Impact of Education on Average Age at the First Marriage in Tanzania, Pure and Applied Mathematics Journal. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2017, pp. 39-44. doi: 10.11648/j.pamj.20170601.15
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