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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.

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DHS Research Reports

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Dec 1997

Maternal Nutritional Status

This report presents cross-country comparisons of the nutritional status of women who have children born in the five years preceding the survey.

Topics: Anemia, Gender, Nutrition


Sep 1997

Maternal Health Care

The purpose of this report is to present and discuss the data related to maternal health which have been collected in the second and third phases of the DHS.

Topics: Gender, Maternal Health


Aug 1997

Gender Preferences for Children

Parental preferences for daughters or sons exhibit a wide variety of patterns throughout the world.

Topics: Fertility and Fertility Preferences, Gender


Dec 1996

Status 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


Apr 1996

Urban Women's Employment Trajectories in Ghana and Bolivia

This study explores the nature, intensity and continuity of women's labor force participation in developing countries by examining data from the 1998 Ghana DHS and the 1989 Bolivia DHS..

Topics: Gender


Mar 1996

Men's Fertility, Contraceptive Use, and Reproductive Preferences

The role of men in the family-building process has been a concern in areas of the world where men are believed to hold views antagonistic to family planning.

Topics: Gender


Jan 1995

Autonomy and Egyptian Women: Findings from the 1988 Egypt Demographic and Health Survey

In this study, data from the 1988 Egypt Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) are used to explore the multidimensionality of Egyptian women's autonomy.

Topics: Gender


Mar 1994

Marriage and Entry into Parenthood

The primary purpose of this report is to present comparable information of marriage and first births for countries participating in the DHS I program.

Topics: Fertility and Fertility Preferences, Gender