مجلة البحوث و الدراسات الإنسانية
Volume 14, Numéro 2, Pages 216-227

Causal Impact Of Female Education On Total Marital Fertility Rate (tmfr) In Sudan

Authors : Saad Alia .

Abstract

Abstract In Sudan like most of developing countries the total marital fertility rate stands higher than developed countries. According to MICS 5 data the TMFR in Sudan is 4.04; which is ranged between 5.29 in rural Blue Nile state in south and 2.75 in urban River Nile state in north Sudan. There are significant differences in mean of the TMFR with different education level as ANOVA reveal. Kendall's tau_b show that there is significant correlation between female education level and TMFR, age at the first birth and percent of women using contraceptive. The multiple regression model show that female education level and age at the first birth have significant impact on TMFR and they explain 77% of change in TMFR in Sudan.

Keywords

Keywords: Contraceptive, Education, Total Marital Fertility Rate, Urbanization.