Proximate determinants of fertility in the Kathmandu valley, Nepal: An anthropological case study

J. L. Ross, J. Blangero, M. C. Goldstein, S. Schuler

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    Abstract

    This article employs the analytical model of Bongaarts and Potter to compare the proximate determinants of fertility among three populations in Nepal's Kathmandu valley with the following characteristics: (1) high and low caste, (2) urban and urban fringe residence, and (3) users and non-users of contraception. It is shown that while Nepal, as a whole, is firmly entrenched in Phase 1 of the fertility transition, each of the populations studied has begun to experience a demographic transition to different degrees. In fact, greater progress in controlling fertility has been made than previously known.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)179-196
    Number of pages18
    JournalJournal of Biosocial Science
    Volume18
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 1986

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)
    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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