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Type Journal Article - Population Studies
Title Research note: Some evidence against the assumption that approval of family planning is associated with frequency of spouses' discussion of the subject
Volume 55
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2001
Page numbers 195-198
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00324720127689
Much previous work on the relationship between respondent's reported frequency of discussion with spouse about family planning and correctness of reporting spouse's approval of family planning has led to the conclusion that discussion promotes approval. In this paper, data from the 1998 Kenya Demographic and Health Surveys are used to show that a focus on the relationship between frequency of discussion and correctness of reporting partner's disapproval of family planning leads to sceptical conclusions about the effects of discussion in improving knowledge of partner's attitude or in promoting approval.

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