Population and Development

Topics: Scientific method, Total fertility rate, Birth rate Pages: 4 (1450 words) Published: July 27, 2013
I have constructed my research based on the guidelines in the following way : Research title: Relationship between contraceptive use and TFR in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. Justification of the Research: To give the research proper justification it is very important to go through the three steps to justification they are: narrate the problem, possible findings of the problem and find out the impact of the problem. This research deals with the two problems they are: how contraceptives use affect total fertility rate? and how access to contraceptives influence its use? With the help of this two problems I want to find out the relationship between contraceptives and TFR. In order to find out the impact and availability of contraceptives on TFR firstly it is important to understanding the relevant concepts:

UN Definition: “The total fertility rate is the average number of children that would be born alive to a hypothetical cohort of women if, throughout their reproductive years, the age - specific fertility rates for the specified year remained unchanged” Family planning according to ICPD 1994 “Program that enables couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly number and spacing of their children and to have the information and means to do so and to ensure informed choices and make available a full range of safe and effective method” 1) Matlab, the well known example of a family planning program experiment which is began in 1978 where about half of the villages in the area were given a very intensive family planning program and the other half were served by the standard government family planning program. The findings came out that fertility was lower in the villages that received the intensive family planning program where as the villages that received only the standard family planning program got higher level of fertility compared to the first one. From various literature it is clear that in Bangladesh female education,...

References: 1. Khuda-e-Barkat and and Hossain Mian Bazle, 1996 “Fertility decline in Bangladesh: toward an understanding of major causes” Health Transition Review, Vol. 6, Supplement pp : 155-167.
2. Md. Rahman Mahfuzar, Md. Nazrul Islam Mondal, and M. Korban Ali 2011 “A study on the factors affecting the use of contraception in Bangladesh” International Research Journal of Biochemistry and Bioinformatics Vol. 1(7) pp. 178-183.
3.Bangladesh demographic and health survey -2007 .
4. Bryman Alan,2012 ‘Social Research Methods’ Oxford University Press, 4th edition , USA.
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