Internal Migration and Current Use of Modern Contraception Methods among Currently Married Women Age Group between (15-49) Years in India

Pushendra Mishra, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Bhaskar Mishra, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Jay Shankar Dixit, GFK-Mode Pvt. Ltd.

In India, internal migration has been given very low priority by the government, partly due to a serious knowledge gap on its extent, nature and magnitude. According to 2011 census, the total population of India is 1.21 billion. Internal migration in India accounts for a large population – 309 million internal migrants or 30% of the total population (Census of India, 2001). This paper is an attempt to explore relationship of internal migration with current use of modern contraception methods among currently married women age group between (15-49) years in India. This paper uses National Family Health Survey-3 (NFHS-3) data of India. Study findings shows that about 48% of non-migrant women were using modern contraception methods than 40.4% of migrant women. Further, current use of modern contraception methods was higher among urban non- migrant (55.1%), urban to urban migrant (51.0%) and rural to urban migrant women (43.2%).

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Presented in Poster Session 7: Family Planning, Sexual Behavior, and Reproductive Health