Assessing and interpreting birth spacing goals in Costa Rica

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dc.contributor.author Rosero-Bixby, Luis
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-14T20:20:12Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-14T20:20:12Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.issn 0021-9320
dc.identifier.uri http://biblioteca.ccp.ucr.ac.cr/handle/123456789/1268
dc.description.abstract A procedure for assessing birlh spacing goals, .in important component of fertility preferences, is proposed and applied to 1993 Costa Rican data. Based on a reverse or backward survival analysis, preferred birth intervals are estimated to range between 3-5 and 4-5 years (1-5 years for the interval union to first birth). These intervals are 2 or 3 years shorter than crude estimates from data on open or last closed intervals, which are upwardly biased by selection and left censoring effects. To achieve these spacing preferences, a cohort must spend about two-thirds of the time using contraception (one-third in the interval union to first birth). An inverse association between desired family size and desired birth interval is evident only in parity-specific analyses. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-CompartirIgual 3.0 Costa Rica *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/cr/ *
dc.subject Nacimiento es
dc.subject Espaciamiento de los nacimientos es
dc.title Assessing and interpreting birth spacing goals in Costa Rica en
dc.title.alternative Journal of Biosocial Science. 30(2) en
dc.type Article en


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