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Document Type
Further Analysis
Publication Topic(s)
Family Planning, Fertility and Fertility Preferences
Philippines DHS, 1998
Recommended Citation
Marques, Maria Paz N., and Charles F. Westoff. 1999. The Two-Child Norm in the Philippines. DHS Further Analysis Reports No. 29. Calverton, Maryland, USA: Macro International
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Publication Date
December 1999
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Preference for fewer children provides the motivation to practice contraception and is the key factor in the decline of fertility in the Philippines. This further analysis report seeks to describe the characteristics of women who want no more than two children and to develop a profile of women at the leading edge of the fertility transition in the Philippines.


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