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Title:Fertility Transition and Socio-Economic Change in Western Kenya
Author:Uitto, Juha I.
Year:1992
Periodical:African Study Monographs
Volume:13
Issue:4
Period:December
Pages:185-201
Language:English
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:development
fertility
Women's Issues
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Fertility and Infertility
Cultural Roles
Education and Training
economics
Demographics
Link:http://jambo.africa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kiroku/asm_normal/abstracts/pdf/ASM%20%20Vol.13%20No.4%201992/Juha%20I.%20UITTO.pdf
Abstract:This article analyses and explains the differences in fertility between the various regions of Kenya. Until recently, Kenya has experienced some of the highest fertility levels in the world, but lately the overall fertility has been declining fairly rapidly, especially in the central parts of the country. Kisii District in western Kenya was selected for an in-depth analysis of the persistence of high fertility and its relationship with the socioeconomic characteristics of the area. Demographic transition theory assumes that fertility transition is determined by the economic rationality of having children. This rationality is expressed in the direction of the intergenerational wealth flow which, in traditional societies, is normally from the younger generation to the older, whereas the direction is reversed with economic development and Westernization. Of particular importance are the introduction of a monetary economy and the spread of education. The study finds fertility transition in progress at different stages in the different regions of Kenya, depending on the particular socioeconomic situation. Bibliogr., notes, sum.
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