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Document Type
Comparative Reports
Publication Topic(s)
Fertility and Fertility Preferences
Akinrinola Bankole and Charles F. Westoff and Macro International Inc. Calverton, Maryland, USA
Publication Date
December 1995
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Small PDF IconFront Matter (PDF, 579K)
Small PDF IconSection 1 - Introduction (PDF, 235K)
Small PDF IconSection 2 - Measures of Attitudes (PDF, 228K)
Small PDF IconSection 3 - Number of Children Desired (PDF, 602K)
Small PDF IconSection 4 - Reproductive Intentions (PDF, 534K)
Small PDF IconSection 5 - Preferred Birth Intervals (PDF, 406K)
Small PDF IconSection 6 - Wanted and Unwanted Fertility (PDF, 639K)
Small PDF IconSection 7 - Summary and Conclusions (PDF, 246K)
Small PDF IconReferences (PDF, 243K)
Small PDF IconAppendix (PDF, 345K)
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Based on national surveys in 28 developing countries, this study examines women's statements on their ideal family size, whether they desire more children, and if so, how long they would prefer to wait before the next birth. This study assists population policy and family planning programs in assessing the potential demographic impact on fertility regulation and indicates levels of unwanted fertility.