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Response to: “A comment on J. Akin et al., ‘The Determinants of Breastfeeding in Sri Lanka’”

Citation

Akin, John S.; Guilkey, David K.; & Popkin, Barry M. (1984). Response to: “A comment on J. Akin et al., ‘The Determinants of Breastfeeding in Sri Lanka’”. Demography, 21(4), 687-8.

Abstract

In his comment on our paper, Smith has reanalyzed the World Fertility Sur­vey (WFS) data for Sri Lanka using different estimation procedures, varia­bles and sample sizes. The results pre­sented by Smith are in fact very similar to those of our paper. Smith himself notes that his results agree with ours with respect to the impacts of parity, education and residence on breastfeed­ing duration. The only variables for which Smith states that results differ are working away from home, contraceptive use (the results differ only for long dura­tion cases), and mother's age. Smith himself states that our results on working away from home are probably better because our method aJiows the use of a "more sensitive indicator".

URL

https://doi.org/10.2307/2060926

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Demography

Author(s)

Akin, John S.
Guilkey, David K.
Popkin, Barry M.

Year Published

1984

Volume Number

21

Issue Number

4

Pages

687-8

Reference ID

13226