A hierarchical model of contraceptive use in urban and rural Bangladesh.
In this paper, a model is developed for examining the hierarchical effects of contraceptive use and its determinants in urban-rural Bangladesh by employing data from the 1989 Bangladesh Fertility Survey (BFS).
In the survey, a total of 11,905 ever-married women of reproductive age were interviewed in urban and rural situations.
An investigation has been carried out in this study using a set of demographic, socio-economic, cultural, and decision-making variables.
A number of new findings emerge from this study.
It has been found that contraceptive use has no significant variation between regions ; however, a statistically significant variation exists between the blocks (census tracts) of Bangladesh.
Findings also indicate that moth-er's parity, her education, family planning decisions, and female independence score are found to have a significant positive effect on the use of contraception in urban and rural Bangladesh, whereas child death has a significant negative influence.
Religion and work experience of women are found to have little effect on contraceptive use.
The findings of the study indicate priority points for policy purposes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Contraceptif, Enquête, Statut socioéconomique, Statut culturel, Homme, Femelle, Utilisation, Etude comparative, Zone urbaine, Zone rurale, Bengla Desh, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Contraceptive, Survey, Socioeconomic status, Cultural status, Human, Female, Use, Comparative study, Urban area, Rural area, Bangladesh, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0217680
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 21/05/1997.