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The first generation to control family size: a micro-study of the causes of fertility decline in rural area of Bangladesh

Caldwell, Bruce; Barkat-e-Khuda, B


In Bangladesh, the total fertility rate declined from more than six children per woman of reproductive age in 1980 to 3.3 children per woman in 1996. Much discussion has ensued about the circumstances responsible for this decline and, in particular, about the contribution made by the national family planning program. For this study, qualitative interviews were conducted with 67 women concerning the factors influencing their reproductive behavior. The participants, residents of a rural area in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Studies in Family Planning


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