Socioeconomic analysis’s of fertility determinants in Urban Ethiopia

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Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Fanaye Tadesse


Fertility, being a major study unit in population dynamics, should be analyzed from different perspectives as it plays a pivotal role in understanding the complex issues integral to population growth. The main objective of this study was, therefore, to understand what the micro level major socio – economic determinants of fertility are in the case of urban Ethiopia. Count data models were used to estimate fertility, given by the number of children ever born by a woman, using the Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) data of 2005. The main findings of the study showed that education, age at first marriage, labor force participation and wealth status of women are negatively related to fertility while child mortality was not found to be a significant determinant of fertility. The findings of the study revealed that fertility decision is influenced by various socio-economic variables and, hence, achieving a low level of fertility rate requires an all rounded sustainable development process that could result in increased education, income and improved status of women in the society.

Corporate Author:Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (EEA/EEPRI)
Publisher:Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (EEA/EEPRI)
Primary Descriptors:Birth control

Secondary Descriptor:Socioeconomic Factors

Geographic Descriptors:Ethiopia
Cataloge Date:03/02/2013
Broad Subject heading:Fertility, Human
Call Number:WPN 2/2010
Serial Key Title:EEA/EEPRI working paper
Publication catagory:Working paper
Content type:EEA Publication
Publication date:2013-03-02 00:00:00
Forum or Discussion date:2013-03-02 00:00:00
PDF file:  WP 2 2010_Fanaye Tadesse _socioeconomic analysis of fertility determinants in Urban Ethiopia.pdf
Place of publication:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material:Periodical
Author: Fanaye Tadesse

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