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Poverty and Unmet Needs in Reproductive Health of Adolescents and Youth in Central Africa

  • 2008-2012
  • Project
Beninguisse, Gervais, Institut de Formation et de recherches demographique

Study: “Poverty and Unmet Needs in Reproductive Health of Adolescents and Youth in Central Africa”
PI(s): Beninguisse, Gervais
Affiliation(s): Institut de Formation et de recherches demographique
Institutional Partner(s): AFD/IRD
Project Dates:
Start: 2008
End: 2012
Data Source(s): DHS; Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys; Biographical Surveys; Situational Surveys
Methods: Multilevel Analysis; MV Analysis; Survival Analysis; Qualitative Methods
Geographic Location(s): Angola; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Democratic Republic of Congo; Gabon; Equatorial Guinea; Chad; Sao Tome

Description:
The main objective of the project is to assess the extent of unmet need for reproductive health services among adolescents and youth in Central Africa and to illustrate the links between unmet need for reproductive health services and poverty. The study covers nine countries of Central Africa (Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, and Sao Tome) and relies on a complementary combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches. The quantitative approach is based on multilevel model to determine the contribution of each level in the total explanation of the observed differences in the occurrence of unmet needs of reproductive health.

Research Outputs:

Beninguisse, Gervais, Catherine, Gourbin & Kalambayi, Barthelemy. (2011). Pauvreté et besoins non satisfaits en santé de la reproduction des adolescents et des jeunes en Afrique Centrale.

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