International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

An Assessment of Fertility and its Determinants in Damot Woyde Woreda, Wolaita Zone; Ethiopia
Deneke Dana

The main objective of this study is to assess interrelationship between fertility and proximate determinants of fertility and socio- economic, cultural and other variables in Damot Woyde Woreda. Physical, demographic and socio-economic information were collected from 100 randomly selected rural households and rural town of Bedessa. High fertility which had been observed in study area was mainly caused by low practice of family planning, low age at first marriage and traditional attitudes and customs of people. As the study shows ruralurban fertility family income relationship is quite controversial. In rural areas the higher income group family has more children than the lowest income group family. The low level of family planning practice is the major cause behind high fertility in the study area. Hence, this paper point out controlling population growth through vigorous family planning practice in the district is vital

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