Fertility Differences among Married Women in the Philippines

Author: 
Concepcion, Mercedes B.
Year: 
1963

     The fertility of married women is known to be related to their social and economic characteristics, and fertility differentials with respect to selected characteristics or factors have been analyzed in a number of studies. However, previous studies have seldom focused on an important aspect of fertility, i.e., the extent to which fertility differences with respect to one factor are associated with or independent of other factors.
     The Philippine Statistical Survey of Households (PSSH) rounds conducted in May, 1956, and May, 1958, provided more comprehensive data on the background characteristics of a representative group of married women in the Philippines than has previously been available. In this dissertation, the relationship between fertility and the demographic, social, and economic factors for which data were obtained in the PSSH [are analyzed] with two principal objectives in mind: (1) to analyze the size and patterns of fertility differentials with respect to selected demographic, social, and economic factors; and (2) to determine the extent to which these differentials with respect to each factor are associated with or independent of other factors.
     

Advisor(s): 
Philip M. Hauser, Evelyn M. Kitagawa
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