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Mahmoudiani S. Prevalence and correlates of Single Child Behavior among Women. Payesh. 2021; 20 (1) :109-117
Faculty of Economics, Management and Social Sciences, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
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Objective (s): Single child behavior affects very low fertility with negative growth rate and lack of replacement. In this study was attempted to investigate the prevalence and determinants of single child behavior amongst women living in Fars province, Iran.
Methods: The present study was conducted using the analysis of the 2016 census micro-data. The statistical population was comprised of married women having one children. A 2% sample was selected for this second analysis. The individual and residential characteristics were used as the independent variables.
Results: In all the data for 15076 women were analyzed. Single child was more prevalent among women with higher education as well as employed women than other their counterparts. The findings suggested that the odds of single child for the women who were living in an apartment as well as those who were resident in a rented house was more than counterparts. With increasing overcrowding, the probability of single child increased. Increasing the area of the living places had significantly reduced the probability of single child.
Conclusion: The best population policy for achieving the higher fertility rate and replacement fertility level is attention to the housing policy. Continuing the current housing status can may lead to the more prevalence of single child in the province.
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type of study: Research | Subject: Sicial Medicine
Received: 2020/11/28 | Accepted: 2020/12/19 | ePublished ahead of print: 2021/01/12 | Published: 2021/03/1

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