Saha, Tulshi. 1998. West Africa Spatial Analysis Prototype Exploratory Analysis: The Effect of Settlement Zones and Economic Diversity on Reproductive Behavior in West Africa. DHS Spatial Analysis Reports No. 3. Calverton, Maryland, USA: Macro International
The goal of this study is to measure the relationship between reproductive behavior and settlement zones and economic diversity in twelve countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Togo). The purpose of this study is to testis to test the proposition that settlement zone, as measured by the rate of urbanization and the extent to which town and rural areas have become integrated, and economic diversity, as measured by the number of different economic sectors operating in each administrative unit, affect reproductive behaviors, such as knowledge of family planning, use of family planning methods, and the demand for family planning.