Is fertility falling in Zimbabwe ?
With an unequalled contraceptive prevalence rate in sub-Saharan Africa, of 43% among currently married women in Zimbabwe, the Central Statistical Office (1989) observed that fertility has declined sharply in recent years.
Using data from several surveys on Zimbabwe, especially the birth histories of the Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey, this study examines fertility trends in Zimbabwe.
The results show that the fertility decline in Zimbabwe is modest and that the decline is concentrated among high order births.
Multivariate analysis did not show a statistically significant effect of contraception on fertility, partly because a high proportion of Zimbabwean women in the reproductive age group never use contraception due to prevailing pronatalist attitudes in the country.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fertilité, Contraception, Tendance, Statistique, Femme, Homme, Zimbabwe, Afrique, Enquête, Démographie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fertility, Contraception, Trend, Statistics, Woman, Human, Zimbabwe, Africa, Inquiry, Demography
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0118838
Code Inist : 002B29A. Création : 199608.