...he World Fertility Survey has attempted to assess macro paraineters at the country-level and micro parameters at the individual-level (Entwistle et al, 1982). It is interesting to note that Lloyd (in =-=Cleland and Scott, 1987-=-, 611) states that 'it remains questionable whether underlying macro-level relationships have a quantifiable structure'.sThe Michigan group have also modelled the variations in contraceptive use in Th...
For surveys, whenever the estimates are available in the survey report they are directly taken from the report. In other cases, if microdata are available, estimates are produced by the United Nations Population Division based on national data. The main surveys utilized are the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), the Reproductive Health Surveys (RHS), the World Fertility Survey (WFS), the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), the Contraceptive Prevalence Surveys (CPS), and other nationally sponsored surveys.
Table 5 presents desired family size in the 14 developed countries for which fertility has been reported, based on the World Fertility Survey. Clearly, there is little difference in family size between urban and rural areas, or between the small town and the medium-sized town. There is, however, a clear difference between these categories of residence and the large town and the city, but no clear difference exists between these last two. The pattern of family size in the developing countries follows that of fertility already discussed.