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Type Journal Article - The Social Science Journal
Title Spatial differences in fertility decline in Kenya: evidence from recent fertility surveys
Volume 39
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2002
Page numbers 265-276
URL http://naulibrary.org/dglibrary/admin/book_directory/Primary_Healthcare/5993.pdf
Province level fertility and socioeconomic development indicators from the 1989 and 1993 Kenya Demographic and Health Surveys (KDHS) document the spatial pattern of Kenya’s recent fertility decline. Although the data suggest that substantial regional variations in fertility reduction exist, fertility reduction has been pervasive throughout the 1989–1993 period. More specifically, the 1989 and 1993 KDHS data indicate that low fertility levels characterize the Nairobi–Central Province core while high fertility levels characterize Coast, Rift Valley and Western Province. However, Western Province has experienced the greatest percentage reduction in fertility throughout the period suggesting that the regional gaps in fertility decline are closing. Persistent fertility decline has also occurred in rural and urban areas, and fertility limitation is supported by Kenyan males. Factors impacting continued fertility reduction efforts are identified.

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