Birth intervals, postponement, and fertility decline in Africa: a new type of transition?

@article{Moultrie2012BirthIP,
  title={Birth intervals, postponement, and fertility decline in Africa: a new type of transition?},
  author={Tom A. Moultrie and Takudzwa S. Sayi and Ian M Tim{\ae}us},
  journal={Population studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={66 3},
  pages={241-58}
}
We investigated birth-interval dynamics in 24 African countries using data from 76 Demographic and Health Surveys conducted since 1986. Controlling for selection bias in the birth-history data using the Brass-Juárez method and regression models produced almost identical results. Birth intervals have lengthened in every country examined. This analysis uncovered a distinctive and previously undocumented pattern of childbearing that is prevalent across sub-Saharan Africa. After allowing for time… CONTINUE READING
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