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Title: The place of fertility intentions: analysis of subsequent childbearing behavior among married Thai women
Other Titles: บทบาทของความตั้งใจในการมีบุตรต่อภาวะเจริญพันธุ์: การวิเคราะห์พฤติกรรมการมีบุตรในลำดับถัดมา ในสตรีไทยที่แต่งงานแล้ว
Authors: Hongxia Zhang
Aphichat Chamratrithirong
อภิชาติ จำรัสฤทธิรงค์
Iqbal Shah
Aree Jampaklay
อารี จำปากลาย
Boonlert Leoprapai
Mahidol University. Institute for Population and Social Research
Keywords: Fertility;Childbearing;Thai women;Open Access article;Journal of Population and Social Studies;วารสารประชากรและสังคม
Issue Date: Jan-2008
Citation: Journal of Population and Social Studies. Vol.16, No.2 (2008), 51-72.
Abstract: This study examines the relationship between fertility intentions and subsequent childbearing using event history analysis (EHA). All married women who were born during 1955 to 1985 were followed from July 2001 to August 2004. Their pregnancy histories were recorded on a monthly basis during this period using Laing’s Calendar. A total of 1,912 women were included in the event history analysis. The results suggest that fertility intention and socio-demographic characteristics can predict subsequent fertility behavior. Intention to have additional children shortens the time until the subsequent birth occurred. About one fourth of the women took approximately two years from intention to have a child. It is also indicated that subsequent childbearing is more likely to occur among the women who are younger, who married late, who have fewer living children, and who are non-Thai. The analysis indicates that it is challenging to facilitate fertility intentions and thus more effort is needed to do so.
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