Aims and objectives
To introduce the concept of a framework of proximate determinants of fertility to understand the mechanism through which social, economic, cultural and environmental factors influence fertility.
After working through this module you should be able to:
- Articulate differences between proximate and distal determinants of fertility
- Explain the concept of proximate determinants and Bongaarts' model
- Understand variations in level of each inhibiting factors of fertility in different settings
- Critique the main limitations of the model
This session will take approximately 3 hours to complete.