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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.

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

Year Published

2001

Author(s)

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