Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Gender Differentials in Family Size Among Ghanaian Couples

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Journal of Asian and African Studies
For new content, see African and Asian Studies.

Using data from the Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS) of 1988, the present study focuses on the impact of demographic, social, economic and interpersonal factors on family size among Ghanaian couples. The results of our study indicate that age at first marriage is a significant factor in fertility levels for wives but not for husbands. Furthermore, there is an inverse relationship between a mother's education and fertility, although the relationship between a husband's education and family size is not significant. Nonetheless, consistent with previous research, the husband's approval of the use of family planning plays a significant role in the couple's fertility behavior. In addition to increasing educational opportunities for women, it is suggested that men should be fully integrated into family planning programs in Ghana.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Sociology, University of Akron, Akron, OH, U.S.A.; 2: Department of Sociology, State University of New York at Potsdam, Potsdam, N.Y., U.S.A.


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Journal of Asian and African Studies — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation