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Reproductive preferences and subsequent behaviour : the Sri Lankan experience

De Silva, Weraduwage Indralal


On the basis of data collected in the 1982 Sri Lanka Contraceptive Prevalence Survey and a 1985 follow-up survey, the Sri Lanka Contraceptive Survey, reproductive preferences of Sri Lankan women and the reliability of their preferences in predicting fertility behaviour are examined. Wanted family size, ideal family size, desire for another child, and preferred waiting time to the next birth were used as fertility preference indicators. A preference for small families was widely evident,...[Show more]

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Date published: 1990-05
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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