Religion as a Determinant in Fertility Research Proposal by supercalifragilistic

Religion as a Determinant in Fertility
A look at how religion affects birth and fertility in married or paired women throughout the world, with a focus on Austria, India and Canada.
# 98232 | 4,777 words | 16 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper proposes a study with the hypothesis that religion accounts for, in large part, the number of children born to a woman. It looks at how most studies have found that women's fertility rate is determined by religion and other variants, sometimes equally, such as cultural, socioeconomic, age at time of birth, education, income and urban or rural position.

Literature Review
Socioeconomic Factors on Fertility Rate, Compared to Religion
Religion as a Factor in Fertility Rates Among Hindus and Muslims
Rural and Urban Effects on Fertility
Fertility Decisions and Desires in Bangladesh
Effect of Religion through Fertility Norms and Possibility of Dissolution
The Relationship Between Religion And Fertility: Evidence From Austria
The Religious Denomination Factor in Fertility in Canada
Results of the Multivariate Analysis
Summary and Suggestions

Analysis of the Data
Summary and suggestions

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adsera, Alicia. "Marital fertility and religion: recent changes in Spain," IZA Discussion Papers 1399, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). 2004.
  • Balasubramanian, K. "Hindu-Muslim differentials in fertility and population growth in India: role of proximate variables." Artha Vijnana 26 Sep. 1984: 189-216.
  • Becker, Gary S., Landes, Elisabeth M. and Michael, Robert T. "An Economic Analysis of Marital Instability," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 85(6), pages 1141-87, December, 1977.
  • Belanger, Alain (ed). Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada 2003 and 2004. Minister responsible for Statistics Canada. June 2006.
  • Chaudhury, R.H. "Hindu-Muslim differential fertility: how much religious and how much socio?" Social Action. 34: Jul-Sep 1984. 251-273.

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