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dc.contributor.authorAhmed, Saifuddin
dc.contributor.authorMosley, W. Henry
dc.date.accessioned2006-12-04T15:50:19Z
dc.date.available2006-12-04T15:50:19Z
dc.date.issued1997-08
dc.identifier.citationDemography 2002, 39(1):75-93en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/972
dc.description.abstractThis 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_US
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dc.publisherHopkins Population Centeren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesHopkins Population Center Papers on Populationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWP97-03en_US
dc.subjectDEVELOPING COUNTRIESen_US
dc.subjectCONTRACEPTIONen_US
dc.subjectMATERNAL-CHILD HEALTH SERVICESen_US
dc.titleSimultaneity in Maternal-Child Health Care Utilization and Contraceptive Use: Evidence from Developing Countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US


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