Evolution and Determinants of Second Birth Interval in Asia and Latin America

Harihar Sahoo, international Institute for Population Sciences
Ignacio Pardo , Universidad de la Republica

Examining the determinants of second birth interval in Asian and Latin American countries might shed light on how to interpret the interplay between socio-economic and demographic factors in each regional context. This study attemptsto explore the evolution of second birth interval in last three decadesin selected Asian and Latin American countries. Second, we examine determinants of second birth interval in each country. In our models,factors include place of residence, education level, socioeconomic status, sex of previous children and maternal age. Data source is Demographic and Health Survey, from the late 1980’s to the last available data. Result revealed that the second birth intervals increased in the period in almost every country. However, some Asian countries show modest or null increase (India, Tajikistan and Pakistan). Expected results include a more thorough description of the evolution of second birth intervals and the dynamics in its determinants.

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 Presented in Session P1. Poster Session Fertility, Family and the Life Course