What can we say about fertility trends in Bangladesh? : an evaluation of the 1991 population census

Publication Date: January 1995

Publisher: East-West Center

Author(s): Andrew Kantner; Charles Lerman; Mohammed Yusuf

Research Area: Population and demographics

Type: Report

Coverage: Bangladesh


Although evidence from various sources indicates that fertility has fallen substantially in Bangladesh, actual fertility levels remain uncertain. This report provides an assessment of the 1991 population census and discusses fertility levels and trends implied by the census and other recent sources of information, including the previous census, the 1989 Bangladesh Fertility Survey, and the 1991 Contraceptive Prevalence Survey. The corresponding Asia-Pacific Population Research Abstract is available as a PDF file.