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

Citation

Angeles, Gustavo; Guilkey, David K.; & Mroz, Thomas A. (2001). The Determinants of Fertility in Rural Peru: Program Effects in the Early Years of the National Family Planning Program. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Abstract

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.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00148-005-0226-5

Reference Type

Edited Book

Author(s)

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

Year Published

2001

Publisher

Carolina Population Center MEASURE Evaluation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

City of Publication

Chapel Hill, N.C.

Reference ID

1812