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American Journal of Public Health Research. 2013, 1(6), 140-145
DOI: 10.12691/ajphr-1-6-3
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Transition to Second Parity: Role of Employment and Household Decision-Making Autonomy in Bangladesh

Ahbab Mohammad Fazle Rabbi1,

1Department of Applied Science Bangladesh University of Textiles, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: June 15, 2013

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Ahbab Mohammad Fazle Rabbi. Transition to Second Parity: Role of Employment and Household Decision-Making Autonomy in Bangladesh. American Journal of Public Health Research. 2013; 1(6):140-145. doi: 10.12691/ajphr-1-6-3


This work focuses on Bangladesh, a country where population is one of the major problem but fertility rates decline in the last few decades sharply. The progression from first to second birth is a crucial component in fertility change; for this reason, the study aims at analyzing the second-birth intensities of Bangladesh. Proportional hazards models have been applied to the 2007 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey from the view of mother’s employment status and household decision-making autonomy. The obtained results suggest, for few factors like mothers education level, employment status and mass media exposure status, the parity transition time varied between non-empowered, moderately empowered and highly empowered mothers while determinants of birth interval suggest, employment status is a significant differential for timing of second parity.

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