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Community-Level Determinants of Contraceptive Use in the Philippines: A Structural Analysis

Citation

DeGraff, Deborah S.; Bilsborrow, Richard E.; & Guilkey, David K. (1997). Community-Level Determinants of Contraceptive Use in the Philippines: A Structural Analysis. Demography, 34(3), 385-98.

Abstract

We use household and community data from the Philippines to estimate a multilevel model of contraceptive use. We go beyond previous efforts in this field by developing a structural model that recognizes joint endogeneity and the temporal ordering of variables. by considering a wider range of community influences on fertility behavior, and by employing an econometric procedure allowing for a multilevel error structure. The results suggest that there are significant effects on fertility behavior of community-level family planning services, labor-conditions, and infrastructure development. These results provide insights regarding the structural determinants of contraceptive use and fertility that are useful for drawing policy implications.

URL

https://doi.org/10.2307/3038291

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Demography

Author(s)

DeGraff, Deborah S.
Bilsborrow, Richard E.
Guilkey, David K.

Year Published

1997

Volume Number

34

Issue Number

3

Pages

385-98

Reference ID

872