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Child spacing and reproductive health in rural Karnataka, India; from research to action.


Child spacing and reproductive health in rural Karnataka, India; from research to action.

Ed. by Inge Hutter et al.



343 pages




Spacing the birth of children, observe the authors (who at the time of research were at the Population Research Center at the U. of Groningen in the Netherlands and the J.S.S. Institute of Economic Research in India), "is an important factor that can contribute to healthier children and improve their chances of survival." They report on research conducted in the Indian state of Karnataka for the purpose of understanding the child spacing behavior of rural women and its proximate determinants in relation to other reproductive health events, as well as women's and men's perceptions and decision-making processes regarding child-spacing as related to cultural schemas of health, relations, and children; changing economic and social contexts; and changing gender status over the life course. After reporting on the results, they discuss how the evidence can be employed for interventions and programs for improving women's reproductive health. Distributed by South Asia Books.

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