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The DHS Program's in-house Research and Analysis team conducts rigorous, timely, and innovative mixed-methods research on topics related to global public health, demography, and social epidemiology. Our team also trains, mentors, and closely collaborates with fellow researchers and stakeholders who are driven to utilize DHS Program surveys and other survey data to inform programs and policies in various countries and contexts.

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DHS Research Reports

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Sep 2015

Levels and Trends in Care Seeking for Childhood Illness in USAID MCH Priority Countries

This study uses Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data to examine patterns and trends in care seeking for children who have experienced recent fever, symptoms of acute respiratory infection (ARI), or diarrhea in USAID maternal and child health (MCH) priority countries.

Topics: Education


Dec 2012

Education and Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Longitudinal Perspective

The study analyzes long-term trends in level of education and their relationships with the fertility transition.

Topics: Education, Fertility and Fertility Preferences


Sep 2009

Changes in HIV-Related Knowledge and Behaviors in Sub-Saharan Africa

The report summarizes levels and recent changes in 69 indicators of HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of women and men age 15–49 in 23 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Topics: Education, HIV/AIDS, Wealth/Socioeconomics


Jun 1998


The goal of this report is to provide basic information on school attendance and education attainment for countries surveyed in the DHS II and DHS III projects.

Topics: Education, Gender, Household and Respondent Characteristics


Dec 1997

The Consequences of Imperfect Fertility Control for Children's Survival, Health, and Schooling

This report explores the consequences of imperfect fertility control on various aspects of children's human capital formation-their survival, health, and schooling-using Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data from five countries across a range of demographic and development regimes.

Topics: Child Health and Development, Education, Infant and Child Mortality


Dec 1996

Status of Women: Indicators for Twenty-five Countries

This study utilizes the household and individual level information available in the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program to compare women's status across 25 countries throughout the developing world..

Topics: Education, Gender, Wealth/Socioeconomics