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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 2015Levels and Trends in Care Seeking for Childhood Illness in USAID MCH Priority Countries
This study uses Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data to examine patterns and trends in care seeking for children who have experienced recent fever, symptoms of acute respiratory infection (ARI), or diarrhea in USAID maternal and child health (MCH) priority countries.
Dec 2012Education and Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Longitudinal Perspective
The study analyzes long-term trends in level of education and their relationships with the fertility transition.
Topics: Education, Fertility and Fertility Preferences
Sep 2009Changes in HIV-Related Knowledge and Behaviors in Sub-Saharan Africa
The report summarizes levels and recent changes in 69 indicators of HIV-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of women and men age 15–49 in 23 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Topics: Education, HIV/AIDS, Wealth/Socioeconomics
The goal of this report is to provide basic information on school attendance and education attainment for countries surveyed in the DHS II and DHS III projects.
Topics: Education, Gender, Household and Respondent Characteristics
Dec 1997The Consequences of Imperfect Fertility Control for Children's Survival, Health, and Schooling
This report explores the consequences of imperfect fertility control on various aspects of children's human capital formation-their survival, health, and schooling-using Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data from five countries across a range of demographic and development regimes.
Topics: Child Health and Development, Education, Infant and Child Mortality
Dec 1996Status of Women: Indicators for Twenty-five Countries
This study utilizes the household and individual level information available in the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program to compare women's status across 25 countries throughout the developing world..
Topics: Education, Gender, Wealth/Socioeconomics