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Determinants of Adolescent Fertility

Tegunimataka, Anna LU (2011) NEKM08 20111
Department of Economics
Abstract (Swedish)
This thesis examines determinants of adolescent fertility with a particular focus on the possible association between adolescent fertility and idea diffusion. A sample of DHS data consisting of 6591 Nigerian female adolescents in the age of 15-19 in 2008 is used for analysis. The logistic regression shows a clear significant association between adolescent fertility and socio-economic determinants such as educational level, residence, religion and proximate determinants such as marital status. The analysis furthermore shows that there is an effect of idea diffusion (mass media exposure) on fertility decisions for non-married adolescents in particular.
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author
Tegunimataka, Anna LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKM08 20111
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Adolescent Fertility, Nigeria, Diffusion of Ideas, DHS
language
English
id
1977196
date added to LUP
2011-06-13 14:11:06
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2011-06-13 14:11:06
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  abstract     = {This thesis examines determinants of adolescent fertility with a particular focus on the possible association between adolescent fertility and idea diffusion. A sample of DHS data consisting of 6591 Nigerian female adolescents in the age of 15-19 in 2008 is used for analysis. The logistic regression shows a clear significant association between adolescent fertility and socio-economic determinants such as educational level, residence, religion and proximate determinants such as marital status. The analysis furthermore shows that there is an effect of idea diffusion (mass media exposure) on fertility decisions for non-married adolescents in particular.},
  author       = {Tegunimataka, Anna},
  keyword      = {Adolescent Fertility,Nigeria,Diffusion of Ideas,DHS},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Determinants of Adolescent Fertility},
  year         = {2011},
}