Men matter: Additive and interactive gendered preferences and reproductive behavior in Kenya

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The extent of men's roles in reproductive decision-making in Africa is a subject of contention. Despite the volume of work on the roles men play in fertility decisions, there have been few attempts to derive direct empirical estimates of the effect of men's preferences on reproductive behavior. I employ 1989 and 1993 Kenya Demographic and Health Surveys to examine the relative roles of the reproductive preferences of males and females on contraceptive use. Additive and interactive measures of preferences document a significant effect of men's preferences, which may eclipse women's preferences. The implications of these findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-242
Number of pages14
JournalDemography
Volume35
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 1998

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