The Determinants of Fertility in Rural Peru: Program Effects in the Early Years of the National Family Planning Program

Angeles, Gustavo; Guilkey, David K.; & Mroz, Thomas A. (2005). The Determinants of Fertility in Rural Peru: Program Effects in the Early Years of the National Family Planning Program. Journal of Population Economics, 18(2), 367-89.

Angeles, Gustavo; Guilkey, David K.; & Mroz, Thomas A. (2005). The Determinants of Fertility in Rural Peru: Program Effects in the Early Years of the National Family Planning Program. Journal of Population Economics, 18(2), 367-89.

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Using data from the 1991 Peru Demographic Health Survey, a linked Situation Analysis, and a unique region-level data set, this paper examines the determinants of fertility in rural Peru before and after the 1985 enactment of its National Policy on Population. The empirical framework combines a model of the timing and spacing of conceptions with a model of the timing of the placement of family planning services in communities in order to control for non-random placement of services. Results show the program helped reduce fertility post 1985. The magnitude of the effects is quantified with simulations.


Sexual Behavior, Contraceptive Use, and Reproductive Health


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Angeles, Gustavo
Guilkey, David K.
Mroz, Thomas A.



2005


Journal of Population Economics

18

2

367-89










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