Home Sociology  &  Culture  Journal Issue Abstract

Population

2016/4 (Vol. 71)

  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9782733210703
  • Publisher : I.N.E.D

Email alert

Your alert request has been correctly taken into account.
You will receive an email when new issues are put online.

Close

Previous Pages 659 - 672 Next

Abstract

English

Due to Bhutan’s geographical location, its historical isolation and the small number of available data sources, little is known about the country’s demographic development. This short paper reviews and examines the evidence documenting the changes in fertility levels and trends in Bhutan over the last 50 years in order to lay empirical foundations for further research on fertility change in the country. Using the available census and sample survey data, direct and indirect methods are applied to estimate fertility. Despite variations between estimation methods, the different series give a rather consistent picture of the fertility change. The reconstruction of the fertility levels and trends in Bhutan shows that the total fertility rate was around 6 children per woman until the mid-1980s and fell rapidly from about 5.5 children per woman in the 1990s to close to replacement level today.

Keywords

  • Bhutan
  • fertility
  • estimation
  • data quality
  • fertility transition

Outline

  1. A large downward adjustment in the Bhutan population count
  2. Data and methods
  3. Quality of fertility estimates
  4. Fertility levels and trends in Bhutan
  5. Conclusion

To cite this article

Tashi Dorjee, Thomas Spoorenberg, “ Évaluation de la transition de la fécondité au Bhoutan ”, Population 4/2016 (Vol. 71) , p. 703-716
URL : www.cairn.info/revue-population-2016-4-page-703.htm.
DOI : 10.3917/popu.1604.0703.

© 2010-2014 Cairn.info
back to top
Feedback

Message sent

Your email address has been saved.
We will notify you when this article becomes available in English.