The fertility-inhibiting effects of the intermediate fertility variables.

  title={The fertility-inhibiting effects of the intermediate fertility variables.},
  author={John Bongaarts John Bongaarts},
  journal={Studies in family planning},
  volume={13 6-7},
Based on the application of an aggregate reproductive model, this study demonstrates that a small number of intermediate fertility variables are responsible for most of the variation in fertility levels of populations. Four variables--proportion married, contraception, induced abortion, and postpartum infecundability--are generally the most important determinants of fertility; the other intermediate factors are of less interest except in unusual circumstances. These four factors explain 96… CONTINUE READING

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