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Effects of Women's Education on Postpartum Practices and Fertility in Urban Nigeria

Oni, Gbolahan A. (1985) Effects of Women's Education on Postpartum Practices and Fertility in Urban Nigeria. Studies in Family Planning, 6 (6). pp. 321-331.

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Abstract

This study examines the influence of women's education on postpartum practices and fertility in Ilorin, a Nigerian urban community. Using life-table survival analysis to estimate breastfeeding and abstinence durations and the Cox Proportional Hazards Model to estimate relative risk of weaning and terminating abstinence, women's education was found to have a strong negative relationship with breastfeeding and postpartum abstinence. The use of contraception was low in this community and marital fertility for educated women was higher than for illiterate women. Policy implications of the findings and recommendations are discussed

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Professor Gbolahan Oni
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 09:02
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2015 09:02
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4632

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