Proximate determinants of fertility in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: an anthropological case study.

@article{Ross1986ProximateDO,
  title={Proximate determinants of fertility in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: an anthropological case study.},
  author={Judith Levine Ross and John Blangero and Melvyn C. Goldstein and Sergio Schuler},
  journal={Journal of biosocial science},
  year={1986},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={179-96}
}
The analytical model of Bongaarts and Potter is employed to compare the proximate determinants of fertility among 3 populations in Nepal's Kathmandu valley. 3 sub-groups are studied: high caste (Brahmin and Chetri) urban residents, high caste urban fringe residents, and low caste untouchables (Sarki). Both survey and anthropological methods are employed. According to the analytical model, the transition in fertility follows 4 phases. The changes in fertility levels from Phase 1 to Phase 4… CONTINUE READING