The Social Sciences

Year: 2008
Volume: 3
Issue: 6
Page No. 436 - 441

Effects of Socio-Demographic Factors on Fertility in Bangladesh: Cross-Tabulation Analysis

Authors : Mostafizur Rahman , Ismail Tareque and Tanvir Mahmood

Abstract: Attempts have been made in this study to examine the effects of selected socio-demographic variables on mean number of Children Ever Born (CEB) using the data from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS), 1999/2000. It reveals from this study that both unstandardized and the standardized values for childhood place of residence, the mean number of CEB of the women who had no schooling exceeds that of who had not completed primary education and who completed primary and above. Again, in all age groups, the mean number of CEB increases as the number of children lost increases. Furthermore, the overall mean number of CEB for the women who breastfeed is higher than those who did not breastfeed their children and the mean number of CEB decreases with increasing age at first marriage. Based on the findings of this study, it may be suggested that attention should be focused on the need for providing educational facilities in particularly among women in rural areas in order to decline the level of fertility in Bangladesh.

How to cite this article:

Mostafizur Rahman , Ismail Tareque and Tanvir Mahmood , 2008. Effects of Socio-Demographic Factors on Fertility in Bangladesh: Cross-Tabulation Analysis. The Social Sciences, 3: 436-441.

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