Authors: Peters, Jörg
Strupat, Christoph
Vance, Colin
Title: Television and contraceptive use in Indonesia - A weak signal?
Language (ISO): en
Abstract: In recent years, rural electrification and access to television have spread throughout the developing world. The values and cultural norms embodied in television programming have potentially profound implications for influencing behaviour, including reproductive decisions. After replicating Westhoff and Koffman’s (2011) finding of a positive correlation between television ownership and contraception using pooled Indonesian data, we proceed to estimate a fixed-effects model. The coefficient on television loses its significance while other policy relevant variables retain theirs. We conclude that the growing corpus of cross-sectional evidence on a link between television and contraception should be interpreted cautiously.
Subject Headings: contraceptive use
rural development
technology adoption
fertility
television
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2003/33156
http://dx.doi.org/10.17877/DE290R-14612
Issue Date: 2014-05-21
Appears in Collections:Sonderforschungsbereich (SFB) 823

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