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Analytical Studies
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Gebreselassie, Tesfayi. 2008. Spousal Agreement on Reproductive Preferences in Sub-Saharan Africa. DHS Analytical Studies No. 10. Calverton, Maryland, USA: Macro International
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May 2008
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This study investigates spousal agreement on reproductive preferences (fertility preferences and ideal number of children) in sub-Saharan Africa. The analysis uses matched couples' data from 14 Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) carried out between 1999 and 2004. Additionally, pooled data from the 14 countries are used to explore the aggregate effect of different levels of polygyny (high and low) on spousal agreement on reproductive preferences.


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