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Contraceptive intentions among christian women in India IN: A multi- stage logit model analysis

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • End level service providers of contraceptives

    meet problems in identifying specific non-users

    at different stages of service delivery. To

    understand its mechanism, a Multi-Stage-logit

    model is developed from NFHS-3 (2005-06)

    data for Christian women in India. The initial

    model is selected by Brown screening technique

    and for the final model, likelihood ratio statistic

    and Akaike information criterion is used. The

    study variables are age, number of living

    children, unmet need, infecundity, side effects of

    contraceptive use, education and place of

    residence, SLI and cash earning. Though spatial

    factors affect both Christian and non-Christian

    women, SLI directly affects Christian womens'

    intention while it operates through education for

    non-christian women. The study finds two

    different paths of causation affecting future

    contraceptive intentions of Christian and nonchristian

    women with separate policy concerns

    and also suggests that paths to future

    contraceptive intentions of Christian women may

    act as a social learning for non-Christian women

    through diffusion process.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Pai, N., Joshi, N. et al (2015). Contraceptive intentions among christian women in India IN: A multi- stage logit model analysis. American psychiatric association 168th Annual Meeting

Abstract


  • End level service providers of contraceptives

    meet problems in identifying specific non-users

    at different stages of service delivery. To

    understand its mechanism, a Multi-Stage-logit

    model is developed from NFHS-3 (2005-06)

    data for Christian women in India. The initial

    model is selected by Brown screening technique

    and for the final model, likelihood ratio statistic

    and Akaike information criterion is used. The

    study variables are age, number of living

    children, unmet need, infecundity, side effects of

    contraceptive use, education and place of

    residence, SLI and cash earning. Though spatial

    factors affect both Christian and non-Christian

    women, SLI directly affects Christian womens'

    intention while it operates through education for

    non-christian women. The study finds two

    different paths of causation affecting future

    contraceptive intentions of Christian and nonchristian

    women with separate policy concerns

    and also suggests that paths to future

    contraceptive intentions of Christian women may

    act as a social learning for non-Christian women

    through diffusion process.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Pai, N., Joshi, N. et al (2015). Contraceptive intentions among christian women in India IN: A multi- stage logit model analysis. American psychiatric association 168th Annual Meeting