Volume 22, Issue 141 (3-2016)                   RJMS 2016, 22(141): 59-69 | Back to browse issues page

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dorahaki A. Determinants of women’s ideal fertility: study of women 15 to 49 year old in Nasimshar city in 2015. RJMS 2016; 22 (141) :59-69
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-3743-en.html
Tehran University , adorahaki@ut.ac.ir
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Background: Ideals take foundation for individual action and formed behavior. The purpose of the current study is explanation of women's ideals fertility. In this context, variables, age, independence of women in three dimensions, economic, decision making and mobility, fatalistic attitude to fertility, gender preference, emotional need of child for the older age, the attitude to the economic costs of children, attitudes to comfort parents, attitudes to the nurture of children, number of siblings as a sign of habitus of individuals, wife education and husband education are Selected and were examined their effect on ideals fertility.

Methods: This study is a survey. Data collection was conducted through a questionnaire made by researcher. The population statistical is married women aged 15 to 49 in the city of Nasimshar that studied 304 married women aged 15 to 49 to the multi-stage cluster sample in March 2015.

Results: Multivariate linear regressions results indicate that emotional needed of children for older age with control other variables are the greatest impact on women's ideals fertility even the impact of other variables that were significant in the bivariate analysis is also done through this variable. Variables, independent decision making, attitude to the economic costs of children and husband education were variables that with control the other variables held theirs significant. In general, the independent variables could explain 20 percent of variability of the dependent variable.

Conclusion: If policy-makers want to intervention in the fertility to adjust its, should Provide appropriate economic context for families. The emotional needs of the child do not disappear although the sequence of more children reduced by the economic and social changes and that is the context of the continuing fertility and prevent further decline.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Community Medicine

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