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Contraceptive Determinants in Three Leading Countries

Citation

Jayne, Susan H. & Guilkey, David K. (1998). Contraceptive Determinants in Three Leading Countries. Population Research and Policy Review, 17(4), 329-50.

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine the relative importance of access to family planning and the motivation to restrict fertility in determining contraceptive use in three countries that have led the fertility transitions in their regions: Colombia, Tunisia, and Zimbabwe. A structural equations model is estimated where endogenous fertility intentions are allowed to affect contraceptive method use. Simulation methods are then used to quantify the size of the impact of intentions and access on method choice for the three countries. The results demonstrate that even after controlling for fertility intentions, family planning program variables still have important effects in all three countries.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1005963411615

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Population Research and Policy Review

Author(s)

Jayne, Susan H.
Guilkey, David K.

Year Published

1998

Volume Number

17

Issue Number

4

Pages

329-50

Reference ID

1161