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Title: The significance of women's education on contraceptive use
Authors: Fatimah Zahra Abdul Mutalib
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Family, marriage and women
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: In this paper, I aim to explore the mechanisms mediating the relationship between education and current contraceptive use in effort to stress the importance of women’s education in reducing fertility. I hypothesize that there are mainly three mechanisms through which women’s education influence contraceptive use: women’s employment, exposure to family planning messages in the mass media and husband’s education. Pakistan is the unit of analysis in this paper. To test the hypothesis, I conduct logistic regression to analyze the data of 9,556 currently married women that was collected in the Pakistan Demographic and Health survey (PDHS) 2006-07. Results show that women’s education, exposure to family planning messages in the mass media and having husbands with higher education significantly predict current contraceptive use among women, but not women’s employment and having husbands with primary and secondary education
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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