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A multilevel model of family planning availability and contraceptive use in rural Thailand

Abstract

This paper assesses the ways in which the availability of family planning program outlets influences the likelihood of contraceptive use in rural Thailand. It focuses on a village-level measure of actual availability of sources rather than respondent perceptions of availability. Individuallevel and village-level data collected as part of the second Thailand Contraceptive Prevalence Survey are used to test three hypotheses about the effects of actual availability: that (a) availability of family planning outlets increases the likelihood of contraceptive use; (b) it enhances the effect of a desire for no more children on the likelihood of use; and (c) it weakens the positive relationship between education and the likelihood of use.

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Entwisle, B., Hermalin, A.I., Kamnuansilpa, P. et al. A multilevel model of family planning availability and contraceptive use in rural Thailand. Demography 21, 559–574 (1984). https://doi.org/10.2307/2060915

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Keywords

  • Family Planning
  • Travel Time
  • Family Planning Service
  • Family Planning Program
  • District Center