Fertility, Biology, and Behavior: An Analysis of the Proximate Determinants
John Bongaarts, Robert G. Potter
Academic Press, 1983 - Medical - 230 pages
Fertility, Biology, and Behavior: An Analysis of the Proximate Determinants presents the proximate determinants of natural fertility. This book discusses the biological and behavioral dimensions of human fertility that are linked to intermediate fertility variables.
Organized into nine chapters, this book begins with an overview of the mechanisms through which socioeconomic variables influence fertility. This text then examines the absolute and relative age-specific marital fertility rates of selected populations. Other chapters consider the trends in total fertility rates of selected countries, including Colombia, Kenya, Korea, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, France, and United States. This book discusses as well the effects of deliberate marital fertility control through contraception and induced abortion. The final chapter deals with the management of sex composition and implications for birth spacing.
This book is a valuable resource for reproductive physiologists, social scientists, demographers, statisticians, biologists, and graduate students with an interest in the biological and behavioral control of human fertility.
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The Effect of the Proximate Determinants on Natural Fertility
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age at marriage age group age pattern age-specific amenorrhea amniocentesis average Bangladesh birth interval birth trial Bongaarts breastfeeding Chapter childbearing cohort compositional goal conceptive delays contraceptive effectiveness contraceptive prevalence corrective abortions couples decision rule decline Demographic developing countries diagnoses distribution duration of postpartum effectiveness of contraception Equation excess births failure rate family goal Family Planning fertile period fetal given Hutterites indexes induced abortion last desired birth Leridon levels marital fertility rates marriage age mean age measures menarche Menken menstrual cycle months natural fecundability natural fertility natural sterility Nortman number of births number of children ovulation Population Council Population Studies postpartum amenorrhea postpartum anovulation postpartum infecundability Potter pregnancy probability proportion proximate determinants REPMOD risk period sequential goal sex composition sex preselection simulation spacing control spacing effectiveness spacing goal spontaneous abortion standard deviation subfertility tion total fertility rate Trussell unwanted births use-effectiveness values variation
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