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Service Proximity as a Determinant of Contraceptive Behavior: Evidence from Cross-National Studies of Survey Data

Citation

Tsui, Amy Ong & Ochoa, Luis Hernando (1992). Service Proximity as a Determinant of Contraceptive Behavior: Evidence from Cross-National Studies of Survey Data. In Phillips, James F. & Ross, John A. (Eds.), Family Planning Programmes and Fertility (pp. 222-56). New York: Oxford University Press.

Abstract

Book abstract: After three decades of research on the demographic significance of family planning programs, a consensus is emerging that these programs can constitute a fertility determinant. This volume presents an overview of the research evidence on the demographic role of family planning programs. Chapters address this subject from perspectives that are prominent in the economic and sociological literatures on the nature of contraception, and how that demand relates to such program functions as normative change, legitimation of birth control, education, and supply of services. The authors challenge the assumption implicit in much of the literature, that demand- and supply-side determinants are conceptually distinct: the two can interact, each stimulating growth in the other. Methodological and theoretical issues in efforts to measure program effects on fertility are reviewed, and the practical utility of theory in the design of sociologically appropriate family planning programs is appraised.

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Family Planning Programmes and Fertility

Author(s)

Tsui, Amy Ong
Ochoa, Luis Hernando

Editor(s)

Phillips, James F.
Ross, John A.

Year Published

1992

Pages

222-56

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City of Publication

New York

Reference ID

198