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Research and Further Analysis
The DHS Program's in-house Research and Analysis team conducts rigorous, timely, and innovative mixed-methods research on topics related to global public health, demography, and social epidemiology. Our team also trains, mentors, and closely collaborates with fellow researchers and stakeholders who are driven to utilize DHS Program surveys and other survey data to inform programs and policies in various countries and contexts.
DHS Research Reports
Sep 2020Typologies and Trajectories: A Descriptive Study of Men's Reproductive Life Course
There is little research on the implications of family formation patterns for individual outcomes and life course trajectories of men.
Jul 2019Trends, Inequalities, and Contextual Determinants of Child Marriage in Asia
Child marriage—defined as marriage before age 18—is considered to be a violation of human rights and is associated with numerous adverse health, social, and economic outcomes.
Topics: Gender, Geographic Information, Youth
Sep 2018Potential Implications of the Ghana and Nepal Follow-Up Studies for DHS Questionnaires and Fieldwork Procedures
Recent follow-up mixed-methods studies undertaken by The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program in Ghana and Nepal sought to better understand the reasons behind unmet need and barriers to contraceptive use.
Topics: Family Planning, Fertility and Fertility Preferences, Gender, Maternal Health
Jul 2018Does Men's Involvement Improve the Health Outcomes of Their Partners and Children?
Men’s involvement in the health of their partners and children can play an important role in improving health outcomes.
Topics: Child Health and Development, Family Planning, Gender, Maternal Health
Aug 2017Sexual and Reproductive Health in Early and Later Adolescence: DHS Data on Youth Age 10-19
Adolescence is a period of transition from childhood to adulthood when many behaviors and events set the stage for adult health.
Topics: Domestic Violence, Family Planning, Fertility and Fertility Preferences, Gender, Youth
Sep 2013Female Genital Cutting: The Interpretation of Recent DHS Data
This report presents data on female genital cutting collected by the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS).
Topics: Female Genital Cutting
Jun 2012Women's and Men's Experience of Spousal Violence in Two African Countries: Does Gender Matter?
To better understand the role of gender in intimate partner violence (IPV) outside the developed world, this report compares the experiences of married men and married women with spousal violence, the most common form of IPV, using data from two sub-Saharan African countries, Ghana and Uganda.
Topics: Domestic Violence, Gender
Jun 2009Men's Reproductive Health: Findings from the Demographic and Health Surveys, 1995-2004
This report documents both socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of male respondents to the DHS surveys, as well as male attitudes, preferences, and behaviors relating to contraception, fertility, and health in 40 developing countries.
Topics: Fertility and Fertility Preferences, Gender, Wealth/Socioeconomics
Dec 2008Intimate Partner Violence among Couples in 10 DHS Countries: Predictors and Health Outcomes
The goals of this study are threefold:(1) To report the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) among currently married or cohabiting women in 10 developing countries.
Topics: Domestic Violence, Gender
Oct 2008Understanding Women's Empowerment: A Comparative Analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Data
This report examines the distribution and correlates of two different dimensions of the empowerment of currently married women age 15-49 in 23 developing countries.