Influences of selected socio-economic and demographic variables on fertility in Bangladesh

Islam, S. M. Shafiqul and Khan, Hafiz T. A. (1995) Influences of selected socio-economic and demographic variables on fertility in Bangladesh. Asia-Pacific Population Journal, 10 (2). pp. 51-63. ISSN 0259-238X

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Abstract

The data used in this study are from the 1989 Bangladesh Fertility Survey (1989 BFS), which was conducted...by the National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT)....A two-stage probability sample design was used for the survey.... It has been found that female age at marriage has a significant direct negative influence on fertility. Thus, raising the age at marriage by implementing a minimum-age marriage law is likely to lower fertility on a national scale. Duration of breast-feeding is also found to have a significant direct negative effect on fertility....Fetal loss appears to have a significant direct positive effect on fertility...which means that mothers who have experienced fetal loss are found to have higher fertility.... Maternal mortality is also high in Bangladesh. Therefore, it is essential to provide primary health care, particularly maternal and child health care, for surviving children.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 11421
Depositing User: Shrikant Chavan
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2013 11:53
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2017 12:10
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/11421

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