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HERDIN Record #: PCHRDHE912779 Submitted: 16 May 2007 Modified: 23 May 2012

Fertility perceptions and intentions of husbands and wives.

Alan B. Feranil

Report on the 1976-7 Mortality, Fertility and Family Formation Survey conducted in the Philippine provinces of Pangasinan and Southern Leyte by the Population Institute of the University of the Philippines. The study explores the relationship of couples fertility perception and intentions to socioeconomic and demographic characteristics. The relationship of perceptions and intentions to actual fertility behavior is also charted. Factors considered are exposure to intercourse, exposure to conception and gestation, successful parturition, infant and child mortality and family life cycle. The data collected upheld only a few of the relationships anticipated by the authors. A positive relationship was found between marriage duration and perceived completed family size for women. More urban residents preferred later marrying age than rural inhabitants. An inverse relationship exists between education and perceived completed family size. Family variables were the weakest predictors of fertility perceptions and intentions. In general, demographic variables were highly related to actual fertility. Background variables were stronger predictors of current contraceptive use

Publication Type
Research Report
January 31, 1980
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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library PRP 234 Fulltext Print Format

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