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 Title

Modelling the impact of Ovulatory Cycle Knowledge on the number of children and age of women at first birth

 Authors

Babbar, Karan; Dev, Pritha

 Publication Date

18-Nov-2021

 Year

2021

  Publication Code

WP 2021-11-04

 Abstract

This study tries to bridge the gap by establishing the causal impact of ovulatory cycle knowledge (OCK) on the number of children and months to the first birth. We have analysed the data of 459957 women aged 15 to 34 using the Indian Demographic Health Survey. Our results establish a causal link and show that OCK is significantly and negatively associated with the number of children and months to the first birth. Governments and policymakers should focus on interventions targeting behavioural change to improve the OCK, especially for girls from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.

 

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