Intention for One Child Family among New Cohorts of Marriage in Iran; Levels, Determinants and Policy Implications

Farideh Khalajabadi Farahani, National Institute in Population Studies and Comprehensive Management of I.R. of Iran

The aim of this paper is to assess intention of one child family and its determinants among new cohorts of marriage in Tehran. This paper is based on the first phase of the Tehran Single Child Intention Study (TSCIS) which was conducted in July and August 2012 among a representative sample of men and women who attended to premarital compulsory counseling programs in Tehran., 871 men and women were enrolled using a two stage cluster sampling from among those who attended to premarital counseling and screening programs in Tehran. Valid, reliable and pilot tested, self- administered anonymous questionnaire was employed to collect the data. Approximately, 46% of men and women intended to have single child, Multivariate analysis showed determinants of intention for one child differ among men and women.. These results can be employed for gender sensitive interventional programs to encourage men and women for the second child in Iran in line with pro-natalist policies.

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Presented in Poster Session 2: Fertility Intentions and Behavior