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Persistent High Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa

Aurig, Gerolf LU (2013) EKHR52 20131
Department of Economic History
Abstract
This thesis aims to examine the link between socio-economic factors and
persistent high fertility in Niger. A national comparison with Senegal – an early
fertility transition country – serves as reference point to understand the
phenomenon on the basis of associated fertility patterns and drivers. Expertise on
child-bearing behavior can guide policy intervention, which in turn mitigates
negative consequences of persistent high fertility. Multivariate linear regression
analysis is applied to investigate cross-sectional and pooled cross-sectional
models in order to detect underlying patterns and drivers regarding the number of
children ever born. The utilized micro level data originates from the Demographicand Health Surveys (DHS)... (More)
This thesis aims to examine the link between socio-economic factors and
persistent high fertility in Niger. A national comparison with Senegal – an early
fertility transition country – serves as reference point to understand the
phenomenon on the basis of associated fertility patterns and drivers. Expertise on
child-bearing behavior can guide policy intervention, which in turn mitigates
negative consequences of persistent high fertility. Multivariate linear regression
analysis is applied to investigate cross-sectional and pooled cross-sectional
models in order to detect underlying patterns and drivers regarding the number of
children ever born. The utilized micro level data originates from the Demographicand Health Surveys (DHS) between the years 1992 and 2006 for Niger as well as
1992-1993 and 2005 for Senegal. Significant inter-country differences emerge
among the variables child death, respondent’s education and household
durables. In prospective research it might be possible to address whether
national level analysis masked regional disparities in reproductive behavior. (Less)
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Aurig, Gerolf LU
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course
EKHR52 20131
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
language
English
id
3866778
date added to LUP
2013-08-23 14:37:33
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@misc{3866778,
  abstract     = {This thesis aims to examine the link between socio-economic factors and
persistent high fertility in Niger. A national comparison with Senegal – an early
fertility transition country – serves as reference point to understand the
phenomenon on the basis of associated fertility patterns and drivers. Expertise on
child-bearing behavior can guide policy intervention, which in turn mitigates
negative consequences of persistent high fertility. Multivariate linear regression
analysis is applied to investigate cross-sectional and pooled cross-sectional
models in order to detect underlying patterns and drivers regarding the number of
children ever born. The utilized micro level data originates from the Demographicand Health Surveys (DHS) between the years 1992 and 2006 for Niger as well as
1992-1993 and 2005 for Senegal. Significant inter-country differences emerge
among the variables child death, respondent’s education and household
durables. In prospective research it might be possible to address whether
national level analysis masked regional disparities in reproductive behavior.},
  author       = {Aurig, Gerolf},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Persistent High Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa},
  year         = {2013},
}