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Regional Variation in Acceptance of Punjab’s Family Planning Programme: A Comparative Analysis of Northern, Central and Southern Regions
This research study is devised to analyze the impacts of those factors which are linked with regions in order to classify and resolve persistent social barriers to the further up-scaling of contraceptive use in the three regions of Punjab. It explores the impacts of three pre-conditions for the use of contraception i.e. readiness, willingness and ability which were recognized in the Coale/ Lesthaeghe framework. Further, in order to regress the use of contraception on these factors, a multilevel logistic model is applied. The sample of 600 women has been taken from six districts of these three regions i.e. North, South and Central Punjab. Results of the analysis depict that there were significant regional variations which can be attributed 50% to the combine effects of Readiness & Willingness. However, Regional variation in Ability has little impact. In all models, the effects of individual factors remain stable after inclusion of regional factors.
Ph. D Scholar, Department of Political Science, BZU Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
Ex. Chairman & Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, BZU Multan, Punjab, Pakistan