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Type Journal Article - Genus
Title Women's status, fertility and contraceptive use in Kazakhstan
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2000
Page numbers 99-113
URL http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/29788631?uid=3739464&uid=2&uid=3737720&uid=4&sid=2110066647809​6
Using data from the 1995 Kazakhstan Demographic and Health Survey, this paper examines the relationship between women's status, measured by education, occupation, and discussion of family planning with partner, and several dependent variables: number of living children, ever-use and current use of contraception among married women. The results indicate that women with higher education and higher level occupations have significantly fewer children, however, spousal discussion of family planning also had a strong negative effect on fertility. All three women's status indicators were positive and statistically significant with ever-use of family planning. Surprisingly, only spousal discussion was positive and statistically significant with current contraceptive use.

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