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dc.contributor.advisorPotter, Joseph E.
dc.creatorMcNamee, Catherine Barbera
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:09:56Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:09:56Z
dc.date.issued2007-08
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2000055Q
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/46666
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates wanted and unwanted fertility in Bolivia between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women. Indigenous women showed identical wanted fertility as non-Indigenous women but more unwanted fertility. Differences in he total fertility rate between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women can, therefore, be attributed to unwanted fertility and not fertility preferences. Results showed Indigenous women had higher percentages of unmet need, which can explain the unwanted fertility differentials. Since wanted total fertility rate and unmet need are measured by women's preferences only, couple analysis was conducted to see if male partners were influencing women reproductive behavior and creating the unwanted differentials. Men could increase unwanted fertility and unmet need if they discouraged their partners who do not want a child from using contraceptives. Logistic regressions however, showed that men's influence explains only a small part of these differences.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.subjectUnwanted fertilityen_US
dc.subjectIndigenous womenen_US
dc.subjectNonindigenous womenen_US
dc.subjectBoliviaen_US
dc.titleWanted and unwanted fertility in Bolivia : does ethnicity matter?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
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