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What does WFS stand for?

WFS stands for World Fertility Survey (research program)


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the World Fertility Survey and Demographic and Health Surveys), these programs responded to a genuine demand, initially mostly among women, to have the information and the means to control their own fertility.
Hence the dissection of fertility decline must begin in the 1970s with the first major multiregion multi-country programme of demographic surveys, the World Fertility Survey [WFS], which coordinated the fielding of surveys in 43 countries between 1974 and 1983.
Bongaarts observed from the experience of World Fertility Survey (WFS) participating countries that marital fertility declines very slightly during the initial phase of fertility transition [Bongaarts (1984)].
Analysis of World Fertility Survey data by Rodriguez and Cleland (1981) revealed that in all Latin American and Caribbean countries, urban fertility was lower than rural fertility, but the divergence in the reproductive behaviour of urban and rural populations in Asia and the Pacific was less pronounced.
Analysis of World Fertility Survey data by Rodriguez and Cleland (1981) revealed that in all Latin American and Caribbean countries, urban fertility was lower than rural fertility, but the divergence in the reproductive behaviour of urban and rural populations in Asia and the Pacific was less pronounced.