DETERMINANTS OF FERTILITY IN URBAN SOCIETY OF ASSAM

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Ankika Dutta

Keywords

Fertility, Urban Society, Assam, Proximate Determinant, Distant Determinants, Multivariate Regression

Abstract

Purpose of the study: The aim of the study is to investigate the significant determinants that influence the fertility of a woman in the urban society of Assam.


Methodology: The study is based on primary data collected through sample survey method. Data were collected through interviews and questionnaires. Multivariate regression is used to identify the significant determinants of fertility.


Main Findings: The findings of this study suggest that distant determinant family type has the largest significant influence on fertility in the study area followed by age at marriage, respondent’s employment and contraception use. 


Applications/Implication of this study: This article can be used in future policy formulation, population control and in solving the various social problems by giving an insight into the important aspects affecting fertility.


Novelty/Originality of this study:There is a dearth of studies identifying determinants that affect fertility in the urban society of Assam.The present study is an attempt to give a complete picture of the significant determinants the affect fertility in the area.

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