Socio- Economic differentials in fertility in Zimbabwe from 1980 to 2005

dc.contributor.advisorMoultrie, Tomen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorChemhaka, Garikayi Bernarden_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-31T12:40:06Z
dc.date.available2014-07-31T12:40:06Z
dc.date.issued2009en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThe study utilises four Demographic and Health Surveys (DHSS) conducted in 1988, 1994, 1999, and 2005 in Zimbabwe to examine the socioeconomic differentials in fertility over time. The period fertility (age-specific and total fertility) rates, cohort-period fertility rates (CPFRs), projected parity progression ratios (projected PPRs), and logistic regression methods are used in the analysis, overall, to assess the nature of fertility transition. All the measures of fertility indicate an ongoing fertility decline in Zimbabwe among all parities and age groups mainly as a result of an increase in modern contraceptive uptake. Overall, fertility decline has been much more rapidly in the in the 1980 decade and slowed since 1990. The analysis shows an inverse association between urban residence, education and economic status, measured by ownership of household assets, and fertility based on the total fertility (TFR), CPFRs and projected PPRs estimates. Further analysis of the net effects of economic status and education using multivariate logistic regressions suggests the odds of having a child (not having a child) decreases (increases) with economic status and education. Overall, even after controlling for various socioeconomic variables fertility decreases with a rising level in education and/or economic status.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationChemhaka, G. B. (2009). <i>Socio- Economic differentials in fertility in Zimbabwe from 1980 to 2005</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Centre for Actuarial Research (CARE). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5898en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationChemhaka, Garikayi Bernard. <i>"Socio- Economic differentials in fertility in Zimbabwe from 1980 to 2005."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Centre for Actuarial Research (CARE), 2009. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5898en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationChemhaka, G. 2009. Socio- Economic differentials in fertility in Zimbabwe from 1980 to 2005. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Chemhaka, Garikayi Bernard AB - The study utilises four Demographic and Health Surveys (DHSS) conducted in 1988, 1994, 1999, and 2005 in Zimbabwe to examine the socioeconomic differentials in fertility over time. The period fertility (age-specific and total fertility) rates, cohort-period fertility rates (CPFRs), projected parity progression ratios (projected PPRs), and logistic regression methods are used in the analysis, overall, to assess the nature of fertility transition. All the measures of fertility indicate an ongoing fertility decline in Zimbabwe among all parities and age groups mainly as a result of an increase in modern contraceptive uptake. Overall, fertility decline has been much more rapidly in the in the 1980 decade and slowed since 1990. The analysis shows an inverse association between urban residence, education and economic status, measured by ownership of household assets, and fertility based on the total fertility (TFR), CPFRs and projected PPRs estimates. Further analysis of the net effects of economic status and education using multivariate logistic regressions suggests the odds of having a child (not having a child) decreases (increases) with economic status and education. Overall, even after controlling for various socioeconomic variables fertility decreases with a rising level in education and/or economic status. DA - 2009 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2009 T1 - Socio- Economic differentials in fertility in Zimbabwe from 1980 to 2005 TI - Socio- Economic differentials in fertility in Zimbabwe from 1980 to 2005 UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5898 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/5898
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationChemhaka GB. Socio- Economic differentials in fertility in Zimbabwe from 1980 to 2005. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Centre for Actuarial Research (CARE), 2009 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/5898en_ZA
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisher.departmentCentre for Actuarial Research (CARE)en_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Commerceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherDemographyen_ZA
dc.titleSocio- Economic differentials in fertility in Zimbabwe from 1980 to 2005en_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMComen_ZA
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