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Document Type
Analytical Studies
Publication Topic(s)
Fertility and Fertility Preferences
Country(s)
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Language
English
Recommended Citation
Johnson, Kiersten, Noureddine Abderrahim, and Shea O. Rutstein. 2011. Changes in the Direct and Indirect Determinants of Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa. DHS Analytical Studies No. 23. Calverton, Maryland, USA: ICF Macro.
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Publication ID
AS23

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Abstract:

This report tracks changes in fertility and its determinants in 13 sub-Saharan countries that have had three or more DHS surveys and show at least some evidence of beginning a fertility transition. The countries included are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. In some of these countries, notably Namibia, there has been a consistent downward trajectory in the total fertility rate (TFR). In most countries, however, there was little change from approximately 1995-1999 to approximately 2005-2009, a pattern often described as a "stalled" fertility decline.