Effect of women autonomy on family planning among Muslims: a cross countries comparative study in India, Bangladesh and Indonesia

Navaid Ali Khan, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)
Priya Sharma, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

Female autonomy is a multi-dimensional entity, which refers to different aspects of women’s life. Women autonomy is a composition of decision making of women within and outside the family, mobility, access and control over economic resources. It has widely been acknowledged as a major factor that contributes to better demographic and social outcomes. Many studies address the poor autonomy and social capital which is directly linked with poor demographic outcome of women among Muslim. Demographic and Health Surveys has used to compare the state of autonomy and its impact on maternal, child care and family planning. Cross tabulation, Bi-variate and logistic regression techniques have used for analyzing the level and State of Autonomy of women by background characteristics and its impact on Family Planning utilization across the selected countries. This comparative study shows the effect of women autonomy on Family Planning and there differential among the selected countries.

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Presented in Poster Session 3