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Volume :29 Issue : 110 2003      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

DETERMINANTS OF FERTILITY EXPECTATIONS IN KUWAIT: A PILOT STUDY REGARDING REPRODUCTION BEHAVIOR OF THE STUDENTAT KUWAIT UNIVERSITY

Auther : Yahya A. Abdal

 

The purpose of this study was to investigate the determinants of fertility expectations in Kuwait. Microeconomic theories of fertility argue that social, economic and demographic variables, such as degree or religiosity, after fertility behavior. A cluster random sample of 564 students attending Kuwait University was taken in 1996. The effects of selected socioeconomic and demographic variables on fertility expectations were examined using multiple regression analysis. The results indicated that among the variables considered in the model, religion was one of the most important predictors of the expected number of children. The more committed the respondent is to religion, the less likely she or he will control fertility regardless of here or his sect. The analysis also revealed that there is no significant difference between Sunnis and Shiites with regard to their fertility behavior.

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