Reconstruction of fertility trends in urban and rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa since 1950

Abstract

In a natural fertility regime, that is without family limitation, the level of fertility is fixed mainly by biological factors, such as sterility, duration of birth intervals, breastfeeding, nutrition, etc. It sometimes also depends upon behavioral factors, such as marriage (age at first marriage, proportion remaining single), which may be affected by economic fluctuations.
Citation

Garenne, M. "Reconstruction of fertility trends in urban and rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa since 1950" Ferdi, Policy brief B14, January 2011