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Predicting Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa Based on Patterns of Contraceptive Use
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Author(s): Ellen Smith, Bernice Kuang and Kaja Jurczynska

Primary Language: English

Date: 4/30/2015

Abstract:

In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), expected national fertility levels and country-level observations demonstrate repeated mismatches in magnitude and/or direction.Thus there is an unfulfilled demand for better explaining, understanding, and communicating how fertility changes. Accurately predicting fertility is critical for understanding how populations may be expected to change, and for managing expectations about the possible impacts of TFR-affecting policy levers. The USAID-funded Health Policy Project produced this poster for the 2015 Population Association of America conference to determine to what extent can the accuracy of predicting fertility in SSA using the proximate determinants framework be improved by implementing revisions, with emphasis on the contraception index.


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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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