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Fertility Transitions in Ghana and Kenya: Trends, Determinants, and Implications for Policy and Programs
Authors: Ian Askew, Ndugga Maggwa, and Francis Obare
Source: Population and Development Review, Supplement Chapter; DOI: 10.1111/padr.12010
Topic(s): Fertility
Country: Africa
  Multiple African Countries
Published: DEC 2016
Abstract: Fertility rates and trends in Kenya and Ghana are presented. Total fertility rates have declined dramatically over the last 45 years in both countries. This paper will examine the factors associated with these fertility trends, and particularly the role of family planning, and puts forward reasons for their initial similarities and recent differences.