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Alternative Measures of Women’s Empowerment and Methods of Contraception: A Study of Selected African Countries

Larsson, Cecilia LU (2013) EKHR51 20131
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Women’s empowerment and its impact on adoption of contraception and on fertility has been a subject of growing interest in academia over the last decades, and channels for boosting empowerment have been suggested and evaluated. It is not merely the choice to use or not to use contraception that will determine the fertility outcome of an individual or a couple. This paper addresses the question to what extent the individual woman’s empowerment is related to her use of effective contraceptive methods in selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa using DHS data. Some alternative ways of measuring women’s empowerment are explored. The findings reinforce the opinion that the association between empowerment and fertility to a large extent is... (More)
Women’s empowerment and its impact on adoption of contraception and on fertility has been a subject of growing interest in academia over the last decades, and channels for boosting empowerment have been suggested and evaluated. It is not merely the choice to use or not to use contraception that will determine the fertility outcome of an individual or a couple. This paper addresses the question to what extent the individual woman’s empowerment is related to her use of effective contraceptive methods in selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa using DHS data. Some alternative ways of measuring women’s empowerment are explored. The findings reinforce the opinion that the association between empowerment and fertility to a large extent is context-specific and highlight the necessity of conducting community-level studies for further insights. (Less)
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author
Larsson, Cecilia LU
supervisor
organization
course
EKHR51 20131
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Women’s empowerment, contraception, alternative measures of empowerment, effective contraceptive methods, Demographic and Health Surveys, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Zambia
language
English
id
3994493
date added to LUP
2013-09-10 12:24:17
date last changed
2013-09-10 12:24:17
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  abstract     = {Women’s empowerment and its impact on adoption of contraception and on fertility has been a subject of growing interest in academia over the last decades, and channels for boosting empowerment have been suggested and evaluated. It is not merely the choice to use or not to use contraception that will determine the fertility outcome of an individual or a couple. This paper addresses the question to what extent the individual woman’s empowerment is related to her use of effective contraceptive methods in selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa using DHS data. Some alternative ways of measuring women’s empowerment are explored. The findings reinforce the opinion that the association between empowerment and fertility to a large extent is context-specific and highlight the necessity of conducting community-level studies for further insights.},
  author       = {Larsson, Cecilia},
  keyword      = {Women’s empowerment,contraception,alternative measures of empowerment,effective contraceptive methods,Demographic and Health Surveys,Ghana,Kenya,Madagascar,Zambia},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Alternative Measures of Women’s Empowerment and Methods of Contraception: A Study of Selected African Countries},
  year         = {2013},
}