Resumen

Se ha sometido a prueba las hipótesis que tratan de la relación entre variables sociales y demogrdficás y la adopción de la práctica del planeamiento familiar, como un proceso, para personas que iniciaron su adopción durante los años 1962 a 1966, en una zona rural de Pakistan Este. Los hallazgos indican que la adopción de largo plazo (13 meses o más), está asociada con la participación cooperativa, Hinduismo, el grupo de edad de treinta años o mas, edad al momento del matrimonio de quince años o más, y paridad de seis o más niños. La ocupación, educación, y la tenencia de tierra no mostraron una relación constante con la adopción. Se discute posibles razones de estos resultados.

Summary

Hypotheses dealing with the relationship between social and demographic variables and contraceptive adoption as a process have been tested for persons initiating adoption during the years 1962–66 in a rural area of East Pakistan. The findings indicate that long term adoption (13 months or over) is associated with cooperative membership, Hinduism, the age group 30 years and older, age at marriage of fifteen years or more, and parities of six or more children. Occupation, education, and landholding did not show consistent relationships with adoption. Possible reasons for this outcome are discussed.

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