S-Space College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학) Institute for Social Development and Policy Research (사회발전연구소) Development and Society Korea Journal of Population and Development Vol.19 No.1/2 (1990)
Determinants of Fertility Control in Korea
- Chung, Sung-Ho
- Issue Date
- Korea Journal of Population and Development, Vol.19 No.1, pp. 27-46
- The objective of this study is to examine the socioeconomic and intervening determinants of fertility control in Korea. The conceptual framework applied here is based on the synthesis framework of fertility control developed by Esterlin and Crimmins. The data come from the 1974 Korean National Fertility Survey, which was conducted as part of the World Fertility Survey. The study focuses on the relative importance of the socioeconomic factors and
intervening variables in the determination of fertility control. The most interesting finding is that there are only small differentials in fertility control by socioeconomic factors. The analysis emphasizes the importance of examining the determinants of fertility control in terms of the intervening variables, which include the components of natural fertility, desired family size, and costs of fertility control. These intervening variables provide general support for the theoretical predictions. Moreover, most of the coefficients for these variables are statistically significant at the .05 level. The analysis also shows that motivation for fertility control is an important factor in determining use of fertility control.
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