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Resolving contradictions in Indonesian fertility estimates

Hull, Terence; Hartanto, Wendy


Over the last half-century Indonesia has been concerned about excessive population growth. To reduce the levels of fertility the government in 1968 established a national family planning program. In the following three decades fertility levels fell from over five to under three children per woman. In the past decade questions have arisen about the validity and reliability of fertility estimates. Increasingly Indonesia's Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) have reported higher fertility than is...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies
DOI: 10.1080/00074910902836197


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