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Collen Programme: Fertility, Education and Environment

Category: Understanding Demographic Change

Who's involved?

Funding: Life Sciences Research Partners.

While Family Planning/Sexual and Reproductive Health programmes have made significant advances globally in helping women achieve the family size they desire, in some parts of the world, in particular sub-Saharan Africa, fertility decline is slowing or even stalling. It is now widely recognised that we need more understanding of the drivers behind the uptake of family planning methods, and in particular the role that education and environment can play. The programme undertakes research  into education as a driver of fertility reduction and explores the wider context of environmental change as a factor in household reproductive decision making.

Publications & outputs