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Type Journal Article - Demography
Title Contraceptive use in South Africa under Apartheid
Volume 35
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1998
Page numbers 421-434
URL http://www.springerlink.com/content/h575188q557rup16/
In this paper, patterns ofcontraceptive use among black South African women in the late 1980s are examined. Multilevel logit models are used to evaluate the extent to which segregation of the African population into homelands gave rise to uneven patterns of
contraceptive use; how this pattern was shaped by variations in family-planning acceptability; and the way in which the system of male labor migration and social and economic inequities across communities affected womens use of contraceptives. Results show
that variation in contraceptive use across homeland areas diminished with the addition of community controls for development and migration. Controlling for unobserved heterogeneity indicated that localized conditions could offset the advantages or disadvantages
ofliving in a former homeland.

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