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Title:Some factors affecting Urban-Rural fertility differentials in Kenya: a case study of Nairobi and Central Province
Author:Kangi, M.W.
Periodical:The Kenyan Geographer
Geographic term:Kenya
Abstract:The main objective of this article is to establish whether or not a significant urban-rural fertility differential exists between Nairobi and Central Province. It also aims at identifying some of the factors that may have brought about this fertility differential. Some of the factors considered included the level of education of the married fell male, place of residence, level of household income, age at marriage and use or non-use of contraceptives. The study revealed that a very distinct urban-rural fertility differential exists between the two areas. The result showed that age at marriage was the most important factor in bringing about the fertility differentials observed between the two areas. Level of education of the married female was found to have played a significant role in causing the present differences in fertility. Fig., ref., tab.