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Fertility preferences in Indonesia

Samosir, Omas Bulan; McDonald, Peter; Utomo, Ariane; Hull, Terence; Herartri, Rina; Fadila, Wisnu; Masdar, Sopyan; Rachmad, Sri Hartini


In the past, the majority of Indonesian women preferred a large number of children – five or more. The mean ideal number of children has fallen over time from 3.2 in 1987 to 2.6 in 2012. Differences in ideal number of children by age group have tended to become smaller. Desire for an additional child is strongly related to the number of living children a woman already has. The proportions desiring more children roughly halve with each additional child for women with one, two, three and four...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Family Demography in Asia: A Comparative Analysis of Fertility Preferences
DOI: 10.4337/9781785363559.00014


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