Simultaneity in Maternal-Child Health Care Utilization and Contraceptive Use: Evidence from Developing Countries

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dc.contributor.author Ahmed, Saifuddin
dc.contributor.author Mosley, W. Henry
dc.date.accessioned 2006-12-04T15:50:19Z
dc.date.available 2006-12-04T15:50:19Z
dc.date.issued 1997-08
dc.identifier.citation Demography 2002, 39(1):75-93 en
dc.identifier.uri http://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/972
dc.description.abstract This study examined the relationship between the use of maternal-child health (MCH) care and the use of contraceptives. The high correlation between the two may be due to the independent effect of one on the other or to an association of both with the same or similar background factors. We used structural equation models to examine the relationship between these two interventions. The data were derived from six Demographic and Health Surveys: Zimbabwe from Sub-Saharan Africa, Thailand from Asia, Egypt and Tunisia from North Africa, and Guatemala and Colombia from Latin America. The results show that in all six countries, the use of contraceptives and MCH care are significantly associated, independent of intervening factors; this finding suggests that families develop a joint demand for better-quality health and limited family size and translate these demands into action by using health services for mothers and for children and by voluntarily regulating fertility. en
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dc.publisher Hopkins Population Center en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Hopkins Population Center Papers on Population en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP97-03 en
dc.subject DEVELOPING COUNTRIES en
dc.subject CONTRACEPTION en
dc.subject MATERNAL-CHILD HEALTH SERVICES en
dc.title Simultaneity in Maternal-Child Health Care Utilization and Contraceptive Use: Evidence from Developing Countries en
dc.type Working Paper en

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