Current Use of Family Planning and Women’s Status in Bangladesh and Pakistan
Hani A. Guend, Université du Québec à Montréal
I use two nationally representative samples of women aged 15 to 49 to model the associations of women’s status with current use of family planning in Pakistan and Bangladesh. In a previous research, I developed a conceptual framework for the study of Muslim reproductive behavior and tested its main hypotheses on older data. The aim of this paper is to replicate the previous study using recent Demographic and Health Survey data. Pakistan and Bangladesh emerged in previous research as theoretically relevant cases for understanding Muslim reproductive behavior.