Unmet fertility desires: a case study among working women in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya / Najihah Ismail and Mohd Shukri Hashim

Ismail, Najihah and Hashim, Mohd Shukri (2015) Unmet fertility desires: a case study among working women in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya / Najihah Ismail and Mohd Shukri Hashim. [Scientific Poster]

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Abstract

Introduction: Malaysia population will be estimated to reach aging population by 2035. This projection was inflated by many factors. One of the factors that influence the demographic changes is fertility. Malaysia is already at the level os substitute of total fertility rate (TFR) and this number was decreasing by time. From previous studies showed that fertility desires can predict the subsequent fertility behavior. There is always a disjoint between desired and actual family size. The difference between the actual number of children and the desired number of chilchildren is called unmet fertility desired. Since Malaysia is having a declining Total Fertility Rate (TFR), the dynamics of the difference between actual number of children and the desired number of children must be examined. Past research on fertility desires found that the rising age at marriage, economic factors, infertility, and social factors were the important factors that will affect the fertility desired. Also, education level, early and late childbearing, locality and household income influenced the unmet fertility desires. Objective: The objectives of this study are to answer the following questions: (1) what is the profile of women with unmet fertility desires and (2) what are the factors associated with the unmet fertility desires.

Item Type: Scientific Poster
Additional Information: This poster have been presented at the 3nd Asian Population Association Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Keywords: ageing population, unmet fertility desire, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Selangor, educational level, household income
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 305 Social groups
Division/Agency/State: LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia > Division of Population
Deposited By: Mrs Noor Azizan Abdullah Daud
Deposited On: 31 Mar 2016 03:40
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 03:40
URI: http://familyrepository.lppkn.gov.my/id/eprint/554

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